Architecture and construction students will showcase their work including an urban health spa and an artistic foundation for Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University’s signature Arkwright building, which has just been regenerated as part of an ambitious £90m scheme, will be the venue for this year’s architecture degree show.
Students, from the university’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, will showcase their work in the Gothic-style building as part of the university’s overall art and design degree festival.
The iconic regeneration project, the most significant estate development in the university’s history, has involved the successful transformation of the Newton and Arkwright buildings via a remarkable blend of the old and new.
Students will show a range of work in the Arkwright studio space. Project ideas and themes will be illustrated through technical drawings, computer-generated designs, walk-through animations and 3D physical models.
These include student Igor Barteczko, who has come up with designs for an artistic foundation, a regeneration project in Nottingham which aims to provide facilities and support for young creative artists who wish to use their creative abilities for the welfare of humanity.
Clarissa Wenborn, meanwhile, has designed an urban health spa which challenges the orthodox location of spas in the countryside. Other notable projects include Aaron Marriot’s library for alchemic literature, Daniel Reynold’s embassy for contemporary nomads in Bordeaux and Ed Bukota’s luxury yacht design studio in Gibraltar.
Raymond Quek, programme leader for architecture at Nottingham Trent University, said: “The student work on display shows the growing maturity and globalised outlook of our School. Our architecture students show they can rise to very complex theoretical, technical and practical challenges and they are in high demand; several already have very good jobs lined up before graduation, some have overseas offers. The Arkwright building will be a great space to show the student work, our teaching facilities are second to none.”
Architectural technology and interior architecture and design students will also be showcasing their work in the Arkwright building.
The university’s degree shows are open to the public from 5 to 9 June, with a preview evening for industry contacts on June 3.
For more on Nottingham Trent University’s art and design degree shows visit Nottingham Trent University.