Calling All Creatives 2021 Winners

CAC The Show Windows Competition Winners are Announced!

The Birmingham Architectural Association are delighted to announce the winners and highly commended entries to the 2021 Calling All Creatives competition.

This year’s competition celebrates Coventry’s Capital of Culture by taking part in the “The Show Windows“.


The Show Windows project is running for a 12 months period, with the BAA taking part in 2 of the 12 months. The  Coventry City of Culture have set out different themes within the year, with the BAA focusing on both November’s theme of Coventry in the World” and December’s “Light”.  

The winning Student and Professional entry will be built towards the end of October and displayed during November and December 2021 at The Telegraph Hotel


The Show Windows are co-produced in partnership with the Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry Business Improvement District and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The winning designs will be constructed in collaboration with Fabric Design and Build


There were a wide range of entries to showcase creative talent and the judges were very impressed with the high calibre of the submissions.

Congratulations to this year’s winners and runners-up of the BAA 2021 Calling All Creatives Competition!


Winners and Highly Commended:

Professional Category

Priya Addanki, Jake Obichere & Ola Adeyemi ‘Coventry’s Tapestry’ – Winner

“A show window proposal that is symbolic of the eclectic heritage of Coventry. An interconnected web whose strands meet, connect, move and collect memories in an ever-growing cultural narrative. Coventry’s mapping in the world is deeply embedded in the diverse mix of people groups who shape and operate in a way that gives a sense of belonging. We believe this design powerfully portrays the urban, social and cultural strands of Coventry in a way that produces an emotional response.

LinkedIn: Priya Addanki

Insta: @internetpriya

LinkedIn: Jake Obichere

Insta: @j_art4c

LinkedIn: Ola Adeyemi



Professional Category

Sculpt Design ‘Movement’ – Highly Commended 

“Reflecting on a combination of Coventry’s rich history in the watchmaking trade and the endless movement of the energetic city, our design highlights the city’s past and present by focusing on the theme of ‘movement’. The city moves like the ticking of a clock, its communities working as the intricate mechanisms of change, which are celebrated in our window art installation.”

Insta: @sculpt_design



Professional Category

Jake Clarke ‘What Coventry Lost’ – Highly Commended 

“Echoing the silence of the Telegraph, Jakes proposal involved collecting 568 (as many as people who died in the Blitz) news-stories from across the world which were published about Coventry in the months of November and December. Using the printed news stories on recycled paper as a building material, the project will use paper couture to re-create abstract shapes reflecting the city’s most important achievements and casting it’s eye to the future.”

Insta: @jakeclarkedesigns

LinkedIn: Jake Clarke



Professional Category

Clare Pentlow ‘Paper Burst’ – Shortlisted 

“The piece would form two sun/star burst like effects using my signature paper cut style creating layers and depth with the added layer of having a constant moving light source allowing for the final piece to look different during the day, in particularly at night when the main light source would be from the interior lighting a more orange like glow being saturated by the paper.”

Insta: @cjpdesigns

CJP Designs



Student Category

Year 13 Graphics Group Bluecoat School Coventry ‘Welcome to Coventry’ – Winner

“Coventry is twinned with 26 towns and cities across the world. We decided to celebrate this fact and educate Coventry citizens and visitors at the same time.
Our window has 2 layers, the window itself which is covered in transparent decals depicting landmarks in 13 of these twinned towns, identified by text naming the place, country and distance from Coventry, UK.

The second layer is a custom made Neon sign saying “Welcome to Coventry” representing not only a message to all visitors, hotel guests and University students who reside in the locality but a message of friendship to our partner towns and cities.”

Blue Coat School & Music College – Coventry

Mary Jinan, China
Lydia Parkes, Australia
Alicia Kingston, Jamaica
Harvin Granby, Quebec
Dominic Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzogovina
Fatimah Windsor, Canada
Siam Bologna, Italy
Freya Warsaw, Poland
Alfie Arnhem, Netherlands
Jessica Belgrade, Serbia
Andrew Dresden, Germany
Daniel Ostrava, Czech Republic
Megan Caen, France
Teachers – Jane Flanagan, Matthew Wallington, Emma Caplin



Student Category

Tegan Robinson-Morris ‘A World Showcase by Light’ – Highly Commended

“This proposal puts Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery at the centre of a skyline, composed of buildings from across the world. There are a total of 24 buildings, each one selected from a different time zone.”

Insta: @trobinsonmorris

LinkedIn: Tegan Robinson-Morris



Student Category

Molly Ratcliffe ‘A World Showcase by Light’ – Highly Commended

“The overall proposal is to create a window display of the bicycle history connection with Coventry and its impact in the world. I will be using the bicycle routes of Coventry in an abstract form as a base then attaching deconstructed bicycle parts suspended in the window: This creates a connection with the big impact the bicycle industry had in Coventry and how it has affected its landscape.”

Insta: @mdesignstudioz

LinkedIn: Molly Ratcliffe



Calling All Creatives – Judging Panel



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The Birmingham Architectural Association is kindly supported by our patron Allermuir as well as our sponsors Allgood, Altro, Ibstock, Forster, Milliken, Reynaers, SKG Kitchen Gallery and Taylor Maxwell.

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