Architecture student shows 2011: Canterbury School of Architecture
The work at this year’s Canterbury School of Architecture end of year show continues the school’s theme of actively engaging with the public as well as exploring the south east region as a test bed for critical ideas.
Fifth year postgraduate design projects focused on the south-east coast in particular and considered the social, political and environmental ramifications of such issues as energy production and supply, the social and logistical dynamics of expanding coastal infrastructure, privatisation vs the localism bill, the relationship between seaside communities and pharmaceutical mega-corporations as well as the future of coastal fishing industries.
Fourth year postgraduate students developed provocative ’urban vessels’ for the economically deprived town of Dover followed by a transport hub and masterplan for the harbourfront at Folkestone. Third year undergraduate students explored the city of Prague in the Czech Republic following a study trip, and designed a series of exciting proposals for the historic city