Looking around the studio this week, design briefs are being finalised and potential sites identified. Each year has split into groups to develop several briefs. Year 1 (Plymouth) have:
a) Socio-economic empowerment
b) Essential needs 1 – Housing as a human right
c) Essential needs 2 – Food for people
and Year 2 (Gdańsk):
a) Industrial facility (“Gdańsk und der Arbeiter”)
b) Housing as a right
c) Food production
d) Entertainment (“Entertain me to death”)
Within each of these briefs there is scope for and expectation of further individual exploration and development as necessary.
Both years participated in a two-day studio workshop last week run by Michàl Cohen of Walters & Cohen architects. The workshop focused on place and strategies, discussing our design intentions based on our project sites and urban strategies through diagrams, collages and models.