NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Floating Kitchens

A radical masterplan vision for a new culinary school which imagines the city and wider area as the classroom and connected through a network of ‘floating’ kitchens (cable cars) and stations (classrooms).

Building on traditional culinary education and experiences, typically carried out internationally, the 'Haute Cuisine' Culinary School celebrates these values and brings them into the heart of Edinburgh.

The school celebrates Edinburgh’s rich culinary history, bountiful and seasonal natural larder; the diverse, multi-cultural, and award-winning dining experiences; and the existing pioneering culinary schools. Students are united with the gastronomic wisdom of local food-and-drink entrepreneurs, educators, and producers to equip them with a ‘larder of ingredients’ (skills) to ensure their culinary careers are a ‘recipe for success’.

Extending from the school is a new social and cultural experience, allowing students to provide new dining and tourist experiences. Hungry and passionate foodies are offered the opportunity to eat their way around the world around Edinburgh, whilst learning about its culinary past, present, and future.

Roshni Thakrar
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Roshni Thakrar
MArch Architecture
Outstanding Design Project & Best Drawing

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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