NTU Architecture Subject Group

Harmony in Education

The Meadows, Nottingham, is an area comprising higher than average levels of poverty, and child deprivation is a particular issue within the local community. To improve children’s prospects for the future, education is key, and a community space which incorporates access to early years education in a novel way, free at the point of entry, would be a way of supporting this.

This project aims to enrich early education and lives of young people by designing a building which incorporates a Nursery and Music School which link to one another through sound and music and includes a music venue for use by the wider community.

The architectural design within the building encourages children to be creative and expressive through their own exploration of music and play, and in interaction with the building itself, which provides spaces dedicated to stages of cognitive development to support personal development both intellectually and practically to promote a sense of general wellbeing and self-esteem.

Anna Cookman
Student name
Anna Cookman
BArch Architecture
Best Technical Resolution & Best Historic Intervention

BArch Architecture

The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.

The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.

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