This zen, tranquil space is tucked away from the busy courtyard, shop and cafe areas. The minimalist garden provides a relaxing setting for the Kula Tsurdiu spaces to overlook and the limited access creates a more private environment for the bridal customers.
The courtyard space is a key area that connects the businesses together, it also provides an outdoor place that the cafe and two businesses could operate from in the warmer months. Nottingham has many small businesses, the courtyard creates an opportunity for collaborations with complimentary businesses.
This shows a possible addition to the space, the inclusion of a marquee that could be used for events to further combine all three businesses. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a backlog of weddings that were cancelled, the marquee could be used as a wedding venue to help incorporate the businesses further. The beautiful views of Wollaton Hall and Park would provide a unique environment for weddings and could attract a lot of customers for the businesses.
Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.
Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.
We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.