NTU Architecture Subject Group

N.E.R.D.S - Nottingham E-sports & Rarely Done Sports

The video game community is sometimes misunderstood. ‘How can you make friends online if you’ve never met them? Gaming with your friends is not socialising’. Gaming is more than just playing a game; it is bringing people together just as much as any sport or hobby. For those who become experts at some of these games it is possible for gaming to become a career and, for some, it is what they aspire to in life. Organisations are set up and compete against each other and at the highest level the winnings are life changing. Over the years Nottingham has lost touch with the community and the professional aspects of gaming, this project looks at bringing it back.
Nottingham does not have a strong network for certain niche sports, kabaddi, pana ko, toe wrestling and chess boxing for example. These communities are not well looked after, and they deserve their own spaces. Something more than a poor-quality community hall.
This project aims to challenge these preconceived notions of community sports and video games by bringing them together and providing a space that is more than just a sports hall. Providing them a space which they can be proud of and bring to light their own niche communities to the wider society.

Ameer Kotze
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Ameer Kotze
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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