NTU Architecture Subject Group

Institute of Archiving and Restoration

Heritage refers to the valuable property passed down from past generations, such as historic buildings, artwork, books and manuscripts, and other items. They are of exceptional significance and should be preserved.

Edinburgh Castle has for centuries been the protector of the city from the English. The castle now takes on a contemporary role of protecting the artefacts of the city and linking it to an educational role of teaching archiving and restoration new institute of Edinburgh.
Cutting into the rocks on the south face of this city icon, creates a new opportunity for an urban link with the city, making the castle more permeable, welcoming, interesting civically and operationally. The Spanish Steps will act as a civic square with elevated piazzas, welcoming tourists and students, and connecting with the south of the city through the south-facing cliff façade.

A new path to the castle via the Institute of Archiving and Restoration links with the existing Queen Anne Building. This becomes part of the educational experience for visitors and students as they can experience the newest exhibition pieces and learning spaces

The castle will retain items of Scottish heritage value. These will be held in archives; the Institute will educate students on how to discover, archive, and restore precious items which are a valuable part of the Scottish heritage.

Gulhan Sabri
Student name
Gulhan Sabri
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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