Salha Salih is one of the first students to receive the new Mike Davies Award for Architecture, to support study abroad and international initiatives for BA and MArch students at AUB.

Salih will spend three months as an exchange student at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. She also received a ASEN-DUO-Korea 2016 Student fellowship Award, encouraging the exchange of students, teachers and professors between Europe and Asia, and a deeper understanding between the two regions.

Simon Beeson, course leader for BA (Hons) Architecture, made a visit to Hongik University in April 2016 to support the exchange programme.

One of Salha’s first visits on arrival was to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid Architects, completed in 2013, a building that houses a design museum, exhibition spaces and design businesses.