This proposal is situated in Granton, a district that forms part of the coastline along the north of Edinburgh. It aims to explore the role of sports in promoting education, social integration, and ultimately building a more sustainable community.
The brief aims to revive a "corpse" by repurposing it into a place for learning. The “corpse” chosen for this proposal is the grade-B listed Madelvic car factory, one of Britain’s earliest purpose-built electric car factories. The proposal responds to the industrial heritage of the site through its style.
By developing a programme that is centred around traditional Scottish sports like shinty, curling, and the Highland Games, this project attempts to celebrate Scottish identity and culture. Integrating education with Scottish sports and crafts will not only bolster participation and reinforce the Scottish identity of the students, but it will also serve as a route towards apprenticeship as the functions will be driven by the crafting of equipment by the students.
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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