Pictured Left to Right: Hannah Wilson, Sean Peel and Steven Kok
On the occasion of the annual RIBA President’s Medals night in December, 2011, the team of Steven Kok, Sean Peel and Hannah Wilson received the SOM Foundation 2011 Fellowship Award, given to a student who has completed the Part 2 course of study at a school of Architecture in the United Kingdom. The team, who each received both their BA and MArch Degrees from the University of Liverpool, will share the award for their winning submission entitled, “Zeitgeist Archive, Berlin.”
"Zeitgeist Archive” is the final project carried out by the team in earning their MArch Degree. As longstanding collaborators, the topics covered in the final project allowed the three to each contribute to areas of interest developed in their individual dissertations. Describing the final project as a “fascinating journey,” through the participation of a city’s inhabitants and the collection of objects they leave behind, the ever changing story of Berlin can be “traced and interpreted” by the viewer leading to infinite differing versions of the city, each one unique, giving insight into the life of the city; the zeitgeist of Berlin.
Steven Kok, from Norfolk, plans to utilize his award to pursue the themes of the submission to further develop an online portfolio and establish a base from which to enter and publish competition entries to test the concepts founded in the Zeitgeist Archive scheme. This has recently led to a first commission, and with similar opportunities, Steven aspires to ultimately set up his own design studio in the near future.