NTU Architecture Subject Group

The CHW Centre, Nottingham

Located in Nottingham, on the border between the city centre and the area of St Ann's, the project aims to develop a stand-out facility. Consisting of biophilic design elements, outstanding environmental and sustainability considerations, the building will include a health and well-being centre connecting architecture and nature as well as local communities.

The intention is to bring the public out from loneliness and isolation through the provision of physical and mental health support. The facility will encourage healthy living in the local community reducing the chance of health problems occurring and extend healthy life expectancy.

The CHW Centre aims to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating, justify council aims of Nottingham Zero Carbon 2028 and contribute to the Health and Wellbeing Board’s aims to increase healthy life expectancy in Nottingham.

Wei Huang
Student name
Wei Huang
Architectural Technology

Research Project

The Research Project explores the impact of green-wall technology on building internal thermal performance. The carbon dioxide emissions that the construction sector influences in the UK are significant, accounting for an estimated 47% of UK total CO2 emissions. Thus, implementing measures in this sector is important to promote healthier cities that respect the environment. One of the measures is through the integration of biophilic elements that regulate the microclimate. The Research Project aims to evaluate the thermal performance of different green wall types and study their effects on the overall energy demand of the main hall area in the building.

Architectural Technology

The BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course is a professionally-focused gateway to a career in the architecture industry. Students explore how buildings are created, procured, constructed and managed, and develop a practical and imaginative approach to design through a project-based learning experience.

As specialists in architectural technology, our graduates are the link between concept and reality; learning to identify, assess and challenge client and user requirements, translating ideas and possibilities into effective, practical and sustainable building solutions.

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