NTU Architecture Subject Group

Small Trent Park

My concept all started with my interest in the solar system. All the planets around the Sun depend on it. The Sun pulls all the planets together forcing them into orbit at the same time providing each planet with heat and light. It is a source of necessities. The planets are linked with the sun. Even though each planet has its own atmospheres and moons they still manage to come together with one common interest: the sun. I have tried to replicate this ideology in my project by designing for all persons based on the common goal of well-being, which just like the sun is a necessity.

My concept drawing is individual circles overlapping and interlocking with each other. The way they all work together shows a sense of conviviality and community.

At Small Trent Park, the aim is to bring everybody together as a community. From young students to active ageing, this ecological design provides a purpose for everyone (this also includes visitors and temporary residents).

The civic building is situated at the centre of the park with other types of housing placed around it. This building is the therapy building. It includes the following spaces:
- gym
- therapy
- yoga
- meditation
- meeting rooms
- spa
These spaces are specifically chosen to better oneself through various activities. There are 5 ways to well-being, that is to ‘connect’, to ‘take notice’, to ‘be active’, to ‘keep learning’ and to ‘give’ which relate directly to the therapy building.

Thien Le
Student name
Thien Le
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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