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The 2014 Student Design Awards

An image from Tom Dobinson's 2014 award-winning project.

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A multi-layered project that combines an appreciation of the character of Lyttelton with a proposal to physically reconnect the town to the port has won Victoria University of Wellington student Tom Dobinson the 2014 NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Award.

For Norman Wei, from The University of Auckland, impending inundation was the central concern of his highly commended work, Super-Pacific City: The Saga of Lomipeau, which turned to Tongan mythology for inspiration in creating another floating world. Ji Min An, from Unitec, took an ongoing, slow-motion crisis as the subject of her highly commended project, Korea/Korea, which posited a building in the demilitarised zone to be shared by North and South Korea. Find out more about all the works below.

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