Patel Hiren

Research Student

CEPT University

Bert De Jonghe

Masters in Landscape Architecture

Tromso Academy of Landscape

Hassan Samaah

BArch Year 1

Maldives National University

Ismail Murushid Ahmed

BArch Year 1

Maldives National University

Mariyam Zunanath

BArch Year 2

Maldives National University

Saveria Boulanger

PhD student in Architecture

University of Bologna

Thein M. S

BArch 5th year

MEASI Academy of Architecture

Nirmal T. Raj

BArch 5th year

MEASI Academy of Architecture

Ashwin Suresh

BArch 5th year

MEASI Academy of Architecture

José Puchol Salort

MSc Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Westminster

Eduardo Pimentel Pizarro

PhD student in Architecture

University of Sao Paulo

The Latitudes competition is exactly a good platform for me to get to know tropical and Islamic environment and architecture. Of course we are looking forward to have such a chance to come to Maldives but anyway, through this journey, we have discussed and learnt a lot, no matter what the final result of our work is. 

Chinese Student, University of Westminster

We all know that each territory in the world possesses its own identities and dynamics. Despite these differences, each place should learn from the conflicts and potentialities of the others. And it is also very important to see each fragment as part of the whole system. That’s why the Latitudes Network plays a fundamental role in exchanging and strengthening ideas between leading universities located in different parts of the globe.

The Latitudes Network definitely represents the statement of “thinking global to act local”.

Being part of the network has been extremely enriching for my academic and professional development. The network pushed me to think outside of the box, getting in contact with other opinions and merging knowledge to propose new futures to our cities.

Student Ambassador, University of Sao Paulo

Through this competition I learned the importance of resilient architecture and how to make it affordable for the ones who need it the most.

Student, University of technology MARA (Malaysia)

Through this competition I learned a lot from the approach to architecture in the UK.

Student, University of Bologna

What I enjoyed the most from this competition was the experience of globally exchanging ideas between organisers, ambassadors and participants.

Student, University of technology MARA (Malaysia)

What I enjoyed the most from this competition was designing to numerous constraints (finances, infrastructure, geography, climate)

Polish Student, University of Westminster

"Overall, the experience in Brazil was great as we both learned and had fun. It was one of the best trips. Thanks to all the faculty and students in Brazil who made it special" 

Student, University of Sao Paulo

"As an architecture student, the study trip to Sao Paulo has been very amazing. We had lectures that gave us some useful information and the workshop that was very fun to do as we exchanged our ideas about architectural designs for both in Brazil and London."

Student, University of Sao Paulo

The field trip to Brazil was not only beneficial in terms of knowledge regarding the buildings but also in terms of friendship and bonding. We made new friends in Brazil and developed a solid bond between our own classmates, whom we hardly knew in the last four months. The students in Brazil were very helpful to us in every way possible and always provided the information about the culture, tradition and the people of Brazil.

Overall, I enjoyed my time in Brazil. I saw things that I had never seen before, was able to learn culture and tradition of different people of the world. I also had the better awareness of the skyscrapers and appreciation for the concrete work. After the trip, I also have a better relationship with my friends and tutors. Finally, I am thankful to our professor Rosa and latitude program team without whom this trip could not have been successful.

Student, University of Westminster
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