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The Synergy Centre

The Synergy Centre is based in The Meadows, and it’s the heart of running in Nottingham. The building will encapsulate two main functions, which will interact with each other in order to appeal to a diverse audience. Both functions will place an emphasis on the wider area by promoting a healthier population and a healthier city, creating a single core function centred around personal and collective wellbeing. The first function of the Community House will be a wellbeing hub/running centre for people to train and achieve a healthier physical state, mental strength and discipline; the building will provide a fun, friendly and interactive environment for the users. Its secondary function will be an Energy Centre, aiming to teach the residents of the Meadows about energy efficiency, energy creation and sustainability; this will be by using and on-site examples of zero carbon living in line with Nottingham's aim to become the first carbon neutral city by 2050 and the Green Meadows Ozone Project. The centre will achieve a healthy population and a healthy city by harvesting the kinetic energy from human exertion and converting it into electricity. I hope it may act as a catalyst for similar projects in other UK cities and around the world.

Josh  Trainor
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Josh Trainor
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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