NTU Architecture Subject Group

Urban Farming Community Centre

Shaping City Through Food
Feeding today’s cities sustainably is becoming a great challenge. The growing population and existing global food infrastructure systems are not only disconnecting people from food and its origins but are also causing detrimental health and environmental impacts. As a result, people are now tasked to look for ways to repair the environment and still have enough choices of healthy, nutritious, locally sourced food. One way to respond to these challenges is to look for ways to produce food in a space-saving, sustainable, and community engaging manner within city boundaries.
A new Urban Farming Community Centre in Nottingham is an opportunity to reconnect people with food and inspire them to recognize and acknowledge the importance of nutrition. The centre brings food production right into the city centre so nature can recover, and city-dwellers can benefit from fresh, locally-grown foods. It supports globally spreading urban agriculture movement and aims to become the social hub for the local community of the city. Its mission is to make food’s production-consumption-disposal cycle as transparent to the public eye as possible so people can better understand the process and impact of food production. Participation in urban farming activities will help people form social bonds, increase awareness and bring city residents back to nature while opening their eyes and minds to global issues.

Emilija Augustaityte
Student name
Emilija Augustaityte
BArch Architecture
NTU Communication & Representation Award

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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