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Nurturing Of Fears

Based a long side the River Trent and the canal, Nurturing of Fears is a scheme which aims to help those to 'get over their fears', by quite literally 'jumping into the deep end'. Grounded through open water swimming, the scheme aims to nurture those who perhaps never learnt to swim as a child or are even embarrassed to be seen within a swimming costume, through the process of learning to swim, starting as a very private 1 to 1 experience, and progressing through the scheme until they eventually reach the incorporated outdoor Lido, and then the River Trent, connected by my pavilion.

Due to the expected nervousness and fearful visitors, the pool spaces are very private, with just a 'strip' of glazing, stopping the public from seeing in. The phenomenology of these spaces is what gives the visitors this willingness to face their fears – they are to feel comfortable.

The pavilion also drives the 'language' behind my scheme, deriving from a 'swimmers form analysis', where the angles and form have been utilised throughout the scheme, giving it a sense of cohesiveness.

Jack Dann
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Jack Dann
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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