NTU Architecture Subject Group

San Andres

San Andres is located in the Broadmarsh area of Nottingham. The site was previously occupied by a nightclub so during the day the area was quite isolated. Therefore, my proposal looks to unite and help people with diverse backgrounds.

The two main concepts of my project are safety and spirituality.

My spaces look to give a meditation space and be a refuge centre for those who need it. My project tries to lend a hand and give a second chance to vulnerable people who are looking for a place to start a new life.

The axis of my project is to provide spaces that will influence collaboration, education and spiritual growth. Honesty is very important part of my concept. A way of showing this is by exposing the materials and letting them be part of the healing and growing process of every individual. For instance, timber will make spaces warmer and brick will show us the past of the building.

David Cando Avila
Student name
David Cando Avila
BArch Architecture

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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