NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Vault

Unlock the chests of knowledge and self-discovery and explore the treasures of The Vault Library, a place of warmth and comfort juxtaposed with the solid exterior and hustle of Nottingham City. Be mesmerised by the hidden charms within the library and connecting views to the historical Nottingham Castle.

The library is a composition of solid volumes of a strong concrete structural system towering 10 storeys high; a playful façade design with reading pods cantilevered from the building, supported by various biophilic elements throughout.

The Vault Library is not only a space of books, but a learning centre; intertwined with digital training, language hub, CV centre and so on, providing the opportunity for people to learn, broaden their horizons, meet and exchange knowledge.

Hanna Gokani
Student name
Hanna Gokani
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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