Prix de Rome in Architecture — Professional
Photographer(s): Janice Reid (top left) and Ian Tan (bottom right)
Studio Junction inc.
Co-founders Peter Tan and Christine Ho Ping Kong
Studio Junction inc. is a Toronto architectural practice established by Peter Tan and Christine Ho Ping Kong in 2004. This multi-faceted practice is part design studio, part woodworking shop and part build crew. The firm alternates between the larger scale of buildings and the smaller scale of furniture. Its interests include dense urban spaces, collaborative explorations in the arts, and the craft of making things. Studio Junction received the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2016.
The Transformative LiveMake project is about how the melding of live/work/make can transform neighbourhoods. (England, Japan, the Netherlands and the USA)
Studio of Contemporary Architecture
Co-founders: Tura Cousins Wilson and Shane Laptiste
Encapsulating a vibrancy like the J’Ouvert Morning festivals in the Caribbean, the Studio of Contemporary Architecture (SOCA) is an emerging practice that applies a global lens to deliver quality work that informs how culture and the environment influence inclusionary design. Founded on the belief that architecture both shapes and is shaped by the contemporary condition, SOCA is deeply engaged in research and the broader discourse of architecture’s impact on culture, the environment and urbanism. The practice is led by Shane Laptiste and Tura Cousins Wilson, who are committed to exploring carefully-crafted work that is rooted in place.
The Black Community Resilience project is about the architecture of affordable housing, climate resiliency and Black cultural spaces. (Western Europe, the English-speaking Caribbean and the Northeast/Midwest USA)
What is this prize?
The Prix de Rome in Architecture – Professional is awarded to a young practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm that has completed their first built works and has demonstrated exceptional artistic potential. With this prize, the recipient may travel abroad to develop their skills and their creative practice, and to strengthen their position in the international architecture world.
Who created this prize?
Inspired by the Prix de Rome in architecture, which was created in the 18th century and helped young architects train in Italy, the Prix de Rome in Architecture – Professional was established in Canada in 1987 in pursuit of a more outward-looking vision towards the world.
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