Luca Csepely-Knorr has won this year’s RIBA Goldfinger Scholarship

The PhD student from the Corvinus University of Budapest will use the £14,000 award as she begins a year’s MPhil at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her research will look at the work of Béla Rerrich, Hungary’s first town planner and one of the country’s founders of landscape architectural education, and Thomas Mawson, a British town planner and garden designer. Both were active at the beginning of the 20th century.

The annual scholarship, which is funded by a donation from the family of the modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger, supports one young Hungarian architect during work experience or study in the UK.

Csepely-Knorr said: “I am honoured that the jury of this prestigious scholarship appreciated my previous academic and design achievements and found my prospective research at Manchester Metropolitan University promising and worth supporting.

“I am especially grateful that, as a landscape architect, I am able to receive an architectural scholarship, which I hope will help make my profession more well-known and appreciated in my home country.”

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