RIBA President’s Medals 2016: ‘Crafts Vault’ by King Hei

Crafts Vault: The V&A Academy Of Artisanal Crafts by Thomas Chee | Silver Medal

The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards | Part 2 Project 2016 /// The Chinese University Of Hong Kong Hong Kong China

Responding to the uncertain future of traditional crafts industry in the UK threatened by the economic downturn and the rise of new manufacturing technologies, the proposal by introducing crafts workshops into a new extension of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, tries to promote a new typology of museum building for storing and exhibiting crafts that could help bringing the lost touch of crafts back to the modern city.

King Hei Thomas Chee
Tutor: Peter Winston Ferretto / Ingrid Schröder

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