Date of release: Thursday, June 29, 2017

RIBAA periscopic viewing design by a University of Greenwich architecture expert has been selected to be exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects' prestigious "Beyond Borders" exhibition.

The Periscopic Pavilion, by Max Dewdney Architects, is one of four to be shown in London and Liverpool as part of RIBA's International Week, starting on Monday 3 July. 

It will be on show until Sunday 17 September at RIBA's London headquarters, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1NR. From there it will be semi-permanently installed at the university's award-winning Stockwell Street building.

Max, Senior Lecturer in the university's Department of Architecture & Landscape, says: "The pavilion provides an intimate space with three periscopic viewing chimneys to look beyond physical boundaries, allowing visitors to see the world in new and unexpected ways. 

"The concept of 'looking beyond' refers to both military instruments and to an unexpected form, aiming to challenge expectations of space and consider how perception is a vital tool of understanding physical, political and cultural boundaries."

Nic Clear, Head of Architecture & Landscape at Greenwich, adds: "This is a well-deserved accolade for Max and it shows the depth of talent we have at the university. RIBA recognition is something all architects enjoy and The Periscopic Pavilion has deservedly caught their eye. We look forward to seeing the finished piece at RIBA and then here at Greenwich."

Judges included Bak Mortensen; Chris Bryant, director of Alma-nac and chair of the RIBA Small Practice Group; RIBA North director Suzy Jones; and HÛT Architecture associate director Rachael Davidson.

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