Leicester academic provides expertise in Richard III-inspired design challenge

Professor Sarah Hainsworth (pictured) from the Department of Engineering has provided architecture students at De Montfort University with her expertise to help them compete in a challenge to design a travelling exhibition space to tell the story of Richard III.

Postgraduate and undergraduate students at De Montfort University's Leicester School of Architecture were given 24 hours to come up with an idea and used various aspects of Richard III’s life, including the armour worn at the time to medieval tents, his heraldic white rose and even his famously crooked spine to inspire their creations.

The challenge was set by Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects, whose president Malcolm Goodall judged the entries.

He awarded prizes of £100 each to two undergraduate teams.