This year our Year 2 students also worked on a new Lincoln Architecture Trail. This is now available through Visit Lincoln’s interactive map app or through their website. The trail brings you on a journey of architecture around the Brayford Pool
area highlighting interesting architecture along the way!
Visit the Architecture Trail here
Year 2 Architecture students have designed proposals for the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln as part of their course this year. This gives the students an opportunity to work with real clients on an exciting project, considering complex programme of spaces and offering opportunity to learn about working with historic buildings in the city.
The exhibition showcases a selection of project proposals, allowing for some poetic license with thorough consideration for the concept right through to the technical resolution of how this projects would be built and how the buildings would function!
In addition the exhibition also showcases a number of Master of Architecture projects to demonstrate the progression of our students from undergraduate to post graduate study. If you are interested to see the complete end of year show for the University of Lincoln Architecture programmes it will be on the Architecture Building on the University campus on the 8th of June at 6pm 2018.
This year our 4th year students contemplated the question of “what makes architecture alive” and designed the Orgone Accumulator which is a tribute to the work of Wilhelm Reich. This student and research project came into being thanks to the cooperation between our Master’s Course, the Library and the Centre of Experimental Ontology (CEO) run by Graham Freestone.
The project was not easy to turn from visions into reality but thanks to external funding from the CEO and the creativity of our great students, as well as help from our Friends at the Workshop, now a real Orgone Accumulator is to be enjoyed at the Library and it will soon begin its trip across the University and Lincoln.
This year also a journal will be published which will talk about this project. The journal will also contain essay contributions from some of our students. Two radio programs about this project have been broadcast at Radio Sirene and BBC featuring interviews with Graham Freestone and Dr Marcin M Kolakowski, the 4th year coorodinator.
We would like thank in particular 4th year students, who dedicated a lot of energy and work to this project, Doina Carter – a fantastic course leader who really knows how to support this kind of projects, and of course Graham Freestone without whom this project would not have been possible. Special thanks go to our friends from the workshop team who helped us tremendously with the construction of this project.
Great job everyone!
On Friday 23 March, De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester hosted the first RIBA East Midlands pan-school charrette with students from all six of the region’s schools of Architecture taking part.
The event was organised as part of the work of the RIBA East Midlands member-led Education Group on which all of the Schools are represented, alongside practice-based members. The charrette was inspired by the highly successful Northern Soul model (which takes place each year in the northern regions). It is hoped that this will be the first of many such events in the East Midlands.
The morning started with a presentation from Grant Butterworth, Head of Planning at Leicester City Council, providing some context for the brief which focused on the City’s historic Corah buildings to the North of the city’s retail and commercial centre. Students then headed out on a site visit before starting work on their designs after lunch.
A total of 55 students attended the charrette, along with teaching staff, and were divided into mixed university and year groups, working in teams of five or six.
Students attended from all of the region’s schools of Architecture: De Montfort University, Leicester; Loughborough University; Nottingham Trent University; University of Derby; University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham. They worked throughout the afternoon on their ideas before pin up, final presentations and judging.
Once all of the final presentations had taking place, the judges (Grant Butterworth; RIBA East Midlands Education Group Chair, Richard Crowson and Leicestershire and Rutland (LRSA) Joint President, Sylvester Cheung), spent over half an hour deliberating in order to choose the winning team.
The charrette was followed by a social for participants on the school of Architecture’s open-air terrace with views out to the city.
The charrette was generously sponsored by Ibstock and the LRSA.
Year 2 Architecture students undertook a live brief in the Chambers Woods today. The first site visit included an excellent walk about by Wally Grice, the beat manager from the Forestry Commission. Wally wants students to make a response to site, so an excellent opportunity to for students to think about how to use locally sourced materials in innovative ways, considering how to grapple with environmental, social and economic sustainability. Keep an eye on here to see updates on this project and other live projects happening in Year 2!