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Collage of the ‘fluid cosmos’ of Tehran’s Lalehzar Street, in the essay by Saba Mirhosseini.

M.Arch student earns RAIC International Prize Scholarship recognition

March 3, 2022 — 

Saba Mirhosseini, a M.Arch student, has won recognition in the RAIC International Prize Scholarship competition.

She received a Certificate of Merit for her essay about transformative architecture. With verbal and visual analysis, her essays traces the long history of flux and stability along the “fluid cosmos” of Tehran’s Lalehzar Street.

She writes: “the most vital point in the city can become the beating heart of the town… For me, Lalehzar Street in Tehran-Iran is exemplary… every location of this street has told a new story in dialogue with times.”

Jury Comment: Compelling narrative and great graphics! The essay reveals time and socio-political context to be crucial agents of transformation and celebrates the codependence of change and persistence.

Read the essay.

Saba Mirhosseini was one of six Canadian architecture students earning recognition. The RAIC International Prize Scholarships are presented in conjunction with the RAIC International Prize.

The RAIC received 75 eligible scholarship entries in both English and French from students enrolled in, or recently graduated from Canada’s 12 accredited schools of architecture as well as students at the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University and the RAIC Syllabus Program.

Read more about the program and all the prize winners.



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