2018 MAD Travel Fellowship Winners Announced

The 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship winners have been selected. This 9th edition will support six architecture students from across the globe, and grant them the opportunity to travel to the destination of their choice, in order to gain further insights into their architecture topics of research.



The six winners of the 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship, reviewed and selected by Ma Yansong, are:


Qi Peng_Wuhan University

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Qi Peng
Wuhan University
, undergraduate student
Research Topic: The existence of architectural quietude in European cities.
Travel Destinations: France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland


Tatiana Southey_UCL_2


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University College London
, graduate student
Research Topic: How the built environment is a key mediator of remembrance and a tool to preserve repressed cultural identity
Travel Destinations: China, Kazhakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,


Harvard GSD_Khoa Vu_1

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Khoa Vu
Harvard University
, graduate student
Research Topic: Space Organism – A search for a new invention in contemporary culture
Travel Destinations: England, Japan, Switzerland


Architectural Association_Zhang Xinyi_1
Architectural Association_Zhang Xinyi_2

Zhang Xinyi
Architectural Association, undergraduate student
Research Topic: What is the future of Chinese Architecture?
Travel Destinations: China, Japan, North Korea, Russia


Tong Zhou_Columbia_2Tong Zhou_Columbia_1

Tong Zhou
Columbia University
, graduate student
Research Topic: Provocative mildness in architecture
Travel Destinations: Portugal, Spain


Zhu Zhonghui_Princeton_2

Zhu Zhonghui_Princeton_1

Zhonghui Zhu
Princeton University
, graduate student
Research Topic: Beyond the white wall: Colors, nature and materials in traditional and modern Mexican architecture
Travel Destination: Mexico




Initiated in 2009 by Ma Yansong, founder and principal partner of MAD Architects, the MAD Travel Fellowship provides young architecture students with the possibility to experience the spaces and places that inspire their architectural ambitions; and assists them in organizing meetings with those architects that have been valuable to their personal research topics.