NTU Architecture Subject Group

Animating Edinburgh

Within Edinburgh city, there is a multitude of small and large film festivals ranging from the “Move Summit” to the “Edinburgh International Film Festival” which are all in need of additional facilities. The “Animating Edinburgh” project addresses these issues by creating an educational facility that will not only host festival events but also nurture the film and theatre industry in Edinburgh.

“Animating Edinburgh” utilises key spaces such as galleries, theatres, cinemas, studios and libraries to provide Edinburgh with the best educational facilities propelling students into the film and theatre industry.

The project is located on the existing site of Edinburgh’s own “Old Royal High School” which stands above the city mid-way up Calton Hill. The architecture uses a sandblasted glass façade to become a beacon over the city whilst also utilising the existing basalt cliff as its primary structural and finishing material which aids to cut embodied carbon and CO2 emissions in the city.

William Wood
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William Wood
MArch Architecture

MArch Architecture

The Master of Architecture (MArch) embraces the challenge of 21st Century architectural practice and focuses on educating architects with a global outlook through projects set in local, national, and international contexts.

Through “vertical studios” in each year of study, steered by leading practitioners and academics, we put current architectural thinking at the heart of the course. We locate architectural design centrally as an academic discipline through rigorous cross-disciplinary design research and complex methodological application. The course recognises the essential cross-cutting and cross-disciplinary nature of architecture, bringing together diverse disciplines aiming to create collaborative/group work as a means of developing design creativity within the realistic teamwork environment of practice. All projects will be developed considering sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and cultural aspects, rather than being studied and applied as discrete areas of teaching and learning.

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