Kangli Zheng, BArch architecture graduate and RIBA President's bronze medal winner
From Samuel Watkins
Zheng Kangli, a 2016 graduate of Nottingham’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), won the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Bronze Medal for his innovative project entitled Castle in the Sky.
Kangli is the first student from the University of Nottingham to win the top honour in the 181-year history of the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards. He joins a distinguished list of successful graduates from Nottingham who have received commendations and adjacent awards in RIBA’s annual prize giving celebrations.
The RIBA President’s Bronze Medal is awarded to the best undergraduate design project. Kangli’s concept emerged triumphant from a strong field of 109 international entries after RIBA’s call for nominations was issued to 360 universities from 75 countries.