NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Ark

The Ark explores a unique approach to living by prioritising growing a healthy community built upon a foundation of people who portray common interests and aspirations rather than primarily social status, cost of a dwelling or where it is located.

The Ark is located in Nottingham which is renowned for its rich sporting history. Home to various sport hubs, the Victoria Embankment is a central location in Nottingham that attracts, not only high standards of sport on the river Trent, but the public in general, whether that’s running, cycling or walking.
The concept of The Ark is to attract aspiring athletes living in Nottingham who are regular partakers in the sport culture of the city and that are looking for a place to live, train and socialise together. The Ark is designed to bring together a community of individuals who adopt similar athletic lifestyles, aspirations and interests in sport. The development employs shared housing and social outdoor spaces along with an athletic centre providing a swimming pool, exercise studios, gym and various outdoor courts.

Ava Dale
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Ava Dale
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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