School of Architecture - University of Portsmouth
3.2 - Enhance and protect the coastal and transitional water ecosystems
Type of projects:
We are currently involved in developing Portsmouth’s response to climate change induced rise in sea levels. This year we are going to work with one of our postgraduate Architectural Design Studios shadowing The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) who are implementing coastal defence civil engineering around Portsmouth. We aim to introduce visionary Urban & Architectural design ideas generated from the necessity to respond to the risks of coastal flooding.
In November 2016, we will be running a Portsmouth based an “Elephant Cage” (a Dutch intensive design workshop/competition involving Dutch and local design professionals and stakeholders working alongside our students) to develop design proposals for the Southsea Waterfront.
Studio 5 promotes “Making, Understanding & Doing” throughout the Architectural & Urban design process. Through “Making, Understanding & Doing” students are encouraged to reflect on developing their own individual design understanding, creative processes and imaginative visioning, while concurrently exploring the implementation of architectural propositions through engagement with enabling (doing) and making.
Studio 5 continues to study Portsmouth’s response to climate change induced rise in sea levels. Students are encouraged to design harnessing the potential of necessary urban infrastructures to generate Urban & Architectural visions for the city as a whole.
This year the studio aims to work alongside a range of external experts and mentors including the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership on the proposals for the Southsea Waterfront.This year the studio aims to work alongside a range of external experts and mentors including the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership on the proposals for the Southsea Waterfront.
A design competition workshop, or "Elephant Cage" is also proposed in November 2016. This is modelled on a type of intense Dutch open design contest that will bring together the studios students, young British and Dutch design professionals, mentors and stakeholders to work together in competitive teams on proposals for the Southsea Waterfront and inform ongoing student Urban & Architectural design work. This "Elephant Cage" will provide opportunity, for those participating students who can, to make a return visit, to undertake a reciprocal design exercise in the Netherlands in spring 2017.
Francis GRAVES & Walter MENTETH Architects & Senior Lecturers
Portsmouth School of Architecture
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