STUDENTS in Oxford have won architecture awards for their weird and wonderful designs.

The three students at Oxford Brookes University’s School of Architecture received the prizes from the Royal Institute of British Architects for work displayed at their end-of-year show.

Their work included plans to crate a train station in Oxford which would also serve as a hub for women’s music and an idea to boost the economy of one of the world’s poorest countries.

First-year student Rhiannon Dallow received the RIBA Oxfordshire Branch Prize which is awarded to an undergraduate for overall excellence, while masters student Sam Hayes was the winner of the RIBA South Prize which is awarded to a postgraduate student for their efforts.

Student Chris Fulton received the Leslie Jones Memorial Prize for 'the most progress in built construction'.

Ms Dallow’s idea, which is titled Wrapped in Music, is for a new train station in Cowley which would also serve as a hub for the Young Women’s Music Project charity.

The organisation helps musicians aged 14 to 21 grow in confidence.

She said: “When you enter the site, you are wrapped in the performances on the elevated platform which looks across the three stages. There are listening pods next to the stages and a private rehearsal space below the main stage.”

The judges were also impressed with Mr Hayes’s idea to support a sustainable, affordable circular economy in Mali, one of the world’s poorest countries.

He explained: “Crops such as peanuts would be grown by local small-hold farmers, and bought by local factories to make ready-to-use therapeutic food.”

Mr Fulton’s project visualises a new hotel in Siena, known as the driest place in Tuscany. The 100-room Cloud Hotel, surrounded by medieval architecture, would use a high-tech system to harvest moisture from fog.

The students received the prize from Mark Shipton, chairman of RIBA’s Oxfordshire Branch.