Miyuki Suzuki honoured by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators [fr]
In 2014, 3rd year architecture students at Griffith University, Australia and at INSA Strasbourg, France were invited to design a ‘Green Bridge’ for the Gold Coast.
One of the participants, Miyuki Suzuki, was awarded the French Embassy Architecture Prize for her design concept, entitled gatheRING , and won a two-week trip to France, where she was able to work alongside Masters students at the renowned Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg .
Final year architecture student, Miyuki Suzuki, Winner of the 2014 French Embassy Architecture Prize
Reflecting on this experience, Miyuki explains, “It was such a rich and intense experience. The Strasbourg students were doing their final year projects and I was able to help them and learn from them. I saw different approaches to design, as well as emerging trends and ideas, and this is already having a big influence on my own work.”
After winning the 2014 French Embassy Architecture Prize, gatheRING has now received the Student Award of Distinction from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). Miyuki’s design will be published in ASAI’s annual Architecture in Perspective catalogue and may be included in a travelling exhibition linked to the catalogue.
The winning image from Miyuki Suzuki’s ’green bridge’ design concept, entitled gatheRING
gatheRING imagines a bridge between Chevron Island and the proposed Gold Coast Cultural Precinct at Evandale. Its standout features include a striking use of Corten Steel latticework and an arch that, when reflected in the water below, gives the appearance of a ring.
Along with Miyuki’s design, some of the students’ best works were displayed from 14 November to 28 November 2014 on the occasion of the “Green Bridges in Australia / Imaginer des passerelles en Australie” exhibition. Photos are available online.