NTU Architecture Subject Group

Urban Sanctuary

City life is fast and unrelenting, creating a hostile environment where the build-up of stress and anxiety can provoke a breakneck deterioration in mental health. The urban morphology sorely lacks a convivial component and forces its inhabitants to feel invisible in a world that’s ever moving.

This project introduces a grounding factor. An ‘Urban Sanctuary’; offering a communal element that nurtures the development of good mental health while challenging the current library institution, and it’s strict ideology. The programme establishes multi-functional spaces with the aim of creating a convivial atmosphere, reducing stress build up and influencing a better work ethic.

Offering technology spaces, a vast collection of books, communal and solitary study, as well as a café, lecture theatre, meditation rooms, various gardens, and a pavilion; the ‘Urban Sanctuary’ project caters to a diverse number of people each with their own unique needs.

Francisco da Silva
Student name
Francisco da Silva
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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