NTU Architecture Subject Group

Nottingham Design District

The Biomaterials Research Institute comprises the use of cognitive voids enforcing a open flexible layout, integration of the local community and surrounding research centres. Stimulating growth in the Biomaterials subject by producing new experts, staying connected with its historical context of greens Windmill, and Producing a Design master plan that encompasses the creative industry.

The Institute not only considers functional aspects such as laboratories, workshops and office space, but the overall layout and organisation of the building to foster collaboration and simulate innovation. The use of cognitive voids facilitates this flow of people and ideas across the district promoting serendipitous interactions and cross disciplinary collaboration between the researchers and students. This aims to promote their wellbeing whilst studying sustainable design.

The use of flexible floor space and the transparent partitions such as glass walls paired with the physical connection between the institute and workshops in the timber lattice accumulate to promote connectivity across the site forming the beginning of a design district.

Ben McCann
Student name
Ben McCann
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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