Performing Arts is a medium that allows people to express themselves through the form of drama, music and dance. Besides those performing in front, roles such as set designers, lighting, and acoustic engineers also play a huge role in completing the production. Edinburgh is a significant city for performing arts, hosting performances all year round. Dance Base Studio, located on Grassmarket, is an existing dance school that this project will use as a vast performing art practice space. The void space behind the existing pub and the green area adjacent to the school provides an opportunity for proposing a performing arts school. The extension of the Dance Base Studio includes a model-making workshop, indoor theatre, outdoor amphitheatre, music rehearsal space, seminar and lecture rooms. This proposal intends to repurpose the site, enhance Grassmarket into a more vibrant area of Edinburgh, and provide people with an opportunity to learn and perform.
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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