Architecture students form University of Portsmouth are building their future

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Three architecture students at the University of Portsmouth have been presented with prizes for their work by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Manuel Urbina, Aleksandra Wojciak and Martyn Webb were all given prizes by Andy Ramus, chairman of RIBA Hampshire branch, which represents almost 900 architects in the county.

All three were praised by a judging panel for their creative and innovative ideas on new potential structures.

Aleksandra, 25, from Godalming, Surrey, won a degree prize for her food bank project.

Her building, designed for Portsmouth, incorporated a restaurant, courtyards and a greenhouse to provide fresh produce.

Dean of the faculty of creative and cultural industries, Professor Catherine Harper said: ‘I’m delighted that RIBA has once again recognised the quality of work coming out of our School of Architecture.’

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