James Hatton selected for the AJ Student Prize 2021

Congratulations to our James for being selected for the prestigious AJ Student Prize 2021. His postgraduate project 'Extra-terrestrial – Dungeness Headland' engaged Hawhurst Inc. to look for a compromise between heritage preservation and advances in building technologies.

Project description:

"The scheme acts as a facility on the border of Rye’s preservation area to restore its buildings while updating their carbon efficiency. A metaphor derived from the town’s historical smuggling activities is used – parts being replaced are ‘smuggled’ out as architectural salvage. The outcome is actually two buildings: one updated and functional on the original site and one recreated off-site as an artefact from the original parts. The outcome questions whether there can still be heritage when modern technology is incorporated into an existing building."

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AJ Student Prize 2021