Oliver Reynolds recognised for his innovative 'campus for flour'
Date: 18 January 2023
Oliver Reynolds, who graduated from London Met's MArch RIBA 2 in June last year, has been commended in the Silver Medal category of RIBA's annual President's Medals 2022.
Established in 1836, the President's Medals are the RIBA’s oldest awards and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education globally. The winners receive their awards from the RIBA President at a ceremony in December of each year. This coincides with the opening of an exhibition of entries that also tours throughout the UK and internationally.
Oliver's project 'A Campus for Flour: Between Horizontal and Vertical' aims to create a 'flour campus' in Bromley-by-bow which brings the means of production closer to the city. The campus extracts grain from growing plots up the river Lea, reinstating the river as a main transport route and reducing heavy road usage. Grains are stored, processed into flour and distributed across London. The public can visit, buy and learn about flour milling processes, with access to baking classes and spaces between, acting as city playgrounds for events and markets. The campus becomes a place for connection; between artefacts of different scales and contexts.
Read: The project overview on the RIBA's website
Watch: Oliver discussing his award on RIBA's YouTube Channel
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