NTU Architecture Subject Group

Centre of Serenity

The Centre of Serenity is a Nottingham based project centred on Knowledge Exchange, challenging current learning methodologies and educational typologies. School design is bound by rules and regulations which prevent experimental solutions befitting the twenty-first century. Challenging the mythology of ‘mental health is always best secured by attending School’, the project devises a unique and innovative strategies that argues for the provision of a physical activity centre as an educational proposal. The primary focus is centred around secondary school [teenagers aged 11-16], offering natural remedies to reduce mental health illnesses, from anxiety to schizophrenia. Yoga, Tai-Chi and Meditation are physical, mental, and spiritual practises which are used as part of the scheme to benefit learning and teaching. These activities encourage reflection and balance, which contribute towards making pupils feel less stressed and far more attentive when they do attend school. Places for education poses unique identity, becoming landmarks in the community – area of Sneinton – and as such, can become pivotal beacons of civic architecture. Stemmed from initial visits to the site Sneinton, Greens Windmill, I will conceptually be exploring themes of movement to help inform my architectural building programme as well as urban site strategy.

Ade Akinkunle
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Ade Akinkunle
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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