This project focuses on promoting a fresh perspective of collaborations within the community and introducing new principles of sustainable learning between distinct courses. The future of our built environment is reliant on our generation's understanding of sustainability and this new school of architecture and built design aims to enhance the methods of teaching and knowledge application in building projects.
The key elements of flexible and hybrid spaces must be prioritised not only within the school but diversified to the immediate local communities. To highlight a connection with the public, the school will incorporate an applied workshop and viewing space for canal boats, which will allure and inspire the local boating community to the space to share their appreciation of craftsmanship and history.
A crucial element of this project is creating a contextual design that has a strong link to the existing atmosphere of the site and finding a solution for overcoming the natural fracture presented by the canal.
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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