PR - Foster + Partners is delighted to announce the second recipient of the
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. Faizan Jawed of Rizvi
College of Architecture, Mumbai will be awarded the £6,000 prize for
his winning proposal entitled ‘The Role of Public Transport in Shaping
Sustainable Humane Habitats’. Faizan will study pioneering sustainable
infrastructure projects across three continents. He will gain
first-hand experience to create a report on some of the most effective
public transport systems in the world.
The competition was open to more than 100 RIBA accredited schools
worldwide, and the variety of proposals submitted was equally broad.
The entries received from North and South America, Asia, Africa and
around the UK, ranged from the general – for example how architecture
is shaped by climate and landscape, or the architecture of a specific
country – to those that chose instead to focus on a specific topic,
such as Faizan’s infrastructure project.
During his three-month trip he will visit Moscow, Amsterdam,
Copenhagen, Barcelona, London, Bogota, Curitiba, Santiago and Delhi.
Faizan intends to make a short film, write, take photographs and
compile a comprehensive resource, which he will take back to India,
where he hopes it will inspire others to make more sustainable
transport choices. During his trip, he will interview planners,
architects and residents and finally present his research at the 11th
International Conference on Humane Habitats at his college in Mumbai.
Faizan will also present his findings at the Foster + Partners studio
in London later in the year.