Designs on Britain
arsenal old stadium
Allies and Morrison has been commissioned by the Arsenal Football Club to make proposals for the re-development of the old Arsenal Stadium sections of which are listed. Students are invited to make their own proposals for the development of the stadium either by preparing a plan for the whole area or by making their own proposals for a section of the project area.
gateway to arsenal
CZWG has been commissioned by the Arsenal Football Club to design housing and an office building on a number of sites in the area of the new Arsenal stadium. Students are invited to make their own proposals for one or more of these sites.
arsenal new stadium (1)
HOK Sport has been commissioned by the Arsenal Football Club to make proposals for the development of the new Arsenal stadium. Students are invited to make their own proposals for the development of the stadium either by preparing a plan for the whole stadium or by making their own proposals for a section of the project.
arsenal new stadium (2)
Recently, various architect-designed buildings have had the effect of supporting and providing a focus for the regeneration of the city or locality in which they are situated. The Guggenheim at Bilbao is a famous example. In this country the Wilkinson Eyre Bridge in Gateshead, the Eden project in Cornwall, and in London the Peckham Library are some examples. With this in mind students are asked to make a proposal in the form of a model for a new Arsenal Stadium. They will work as a group in a three-day workshop with Alsops Architects and an artist.
aston hall and park
Students are invited to put forward their proposals for the Aston Hall and Park Master Plan. The designated area is that shown on the map of Aston Hall and Park and its immediate surroundings.
belper high street
A relief road is planned for the Belper area, which will have the effect of cutting out through traffic from Bridge Street in Belper. In this context, what - if any - changes should be made to Bridge Street. Students are invited to make proposals
Students are invited to make proposals for a structure for the grounds of Chatsworth that would serve as a point of contemplation or a gardening reference library.
Proposals for the development of the Cawdor Quarry in Matlock have been approved by Derbyshire Dales District Council and can be viewed at their Matlock offices. Students will be furnished with plans and details of site ownership. Students are invited to propose a replacement for the scheme to replace a section of it or to add to it.
greenwich heritage site
Rick Mather Architects has recently completed a piece of work for the National Maritime Museum. The architects have now been commissioned by the same client to prepare a Master Plan of the Greenwich Heritage Site. The brief involves looking particularly at the areas between the main buildings and with reference to making the site as a whole work better for the community as well as visitors from outside the area.
convoys wharf lewisham
The Richard Rogers Partnership has been commissioned by a private client to prepare a Master Plan of the Convoy's Wharf area in Lewisham. Students are invited to make their own proposals for the area either by preparing an alternative master plan for the whole area or by making their own proposals for a section of the project area.
The architect will play the role of a client in this project and work with students identified by the teachers on the basis of their commitment and ability to benefit from the opportunity.
Consideration will be given as to how the individual work by the students can be interrelated so that a single exhibit can be entered into the final competition.
new cross gate
Substantial funds have been identified under the Single Regeneration Budget and also under the New Deal for Communities to be spent in the New Cross and New Cross Gate area. Alsops Architects has been commissioned to prepare a Master Plan of New Cross Gate. Students are invited to make their own proposals either by preparing an alternative master plan for the whole area or by making their own proposals for a section of the project area.
stephen lawrence technocentre
Timothy Associates have been commissioned by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to design the Stephen Lawrence Technocentre, which will be situated in Lewisham. Students are invited to put forward their own proposals for the Stephen Lawrence Technocentre or its environment in the form of site-specific proposals for public art, commentaries, visions and warnings or proposals for specific developments.
If you teach Art, Art and Design or Design Technology at GCSE or Post-16 and would like the students in your school to work with an architect on a real local project, this teachers' guide is for you.
It contains the following documents:
- Overview and Model Project Plan
- Schemes of work
- Activity sheets
All of them could be adapted to different levels, art and design subjects, and local projects.
Allies and Morrison, Alsop Architects, Timothy Associates, CZWG, Derbyshire County Council, Glenn Howells Architects, HOK Sport + Venue + Event, Mansel Architects, Prof Jeremy Till University of Sheffield, Rodney Melville and Partners, Rick Mather Architects, Richard Rogers Partnership
Designs on Britain culminated in an exhibition of student work at RIIBA during Architecture Week June 2003. A competition was held during which students were asked to present their work to distinguished judges, outlining the brief they had been given and the rationale of their response.
Here are the outcomes:
Best Vision (14 - 16)
Rob Novelli and Co (14 - 16), Lady Manners School, working with the University of Sheffield on the Chatsworth Project for the Treetops entry
This pod on legs was a witty and elegant response to a very special location, one where designers of the highest distinction (including Capability Brown and Joseph Paxton) had modified nature to produce an Elysium. The pod would be a modern and visionary intervention, which did not ape historical styles but was sympathetic to the historic environment.
Best Vision (16 - 18)
Christopher Waddams (16 - 18), Christ the King Sixth Form College working with the Richard Rogers Partnership on the Convoys Wharf Masterplan for the Art Studio/Museum entry
We were very impressed by the elegance and sophistication to this glass box, within which four smaller glass boxes provide accommodation for artists and craftspeople who can demonstrate their work in progress to the visiting public. The designer's vision was to retain the existing grid of brick warehouse buildings and add to it a glass structure of the same dimension, within the same grid layout, thereby transforming appreciation of the entire complex. The design was extremely well presented by means of a stylish, internally illuminated, model.
Best Proposal for Public Art (14 - 16)
Matthew Musgrove, (14 - 16) Highfields School, working with Derbyshire County Council on the Matlock Quarry Project for the "Exploding Tree" entry
This piece of public art was initially conceived through a coloured drawing and then transformed into three dimensions by means of a model, employing coloured, sheathed, electrical wire. The design, its presentation through draftsmanship and by modelling was all of a very high standard. There was unanimous feeling that it had a remarkable quality of joie de vivre.
Best Proposal for Public Art (16 - 18)
Luke Barlow, Belper School, working with Mansel Architects, (16 - 18) on the Belper High Street Project for the "Canopies" entry
The canopies project was a strong response to the challenge of the brief, which was to revitalise a down at heel town centre shopping street once the blight of traffic congestion had been removed through the construction of a relief road. A joyous continuous linear canopy would be erected down the full length of the street at particular times of year. A series of changing images, realised through imaginative graphic design in vivid colour would transform the appearance and character of the street, giving it a Mardi Gras feel, in stark contrast to its former appearance and character. One particular dimension of the design, which particularly impressed the judges, was one of the graphic images; of flowing water, produced by means of digitally manipulating a coloured drawing made by the student.
Islington Sixth Form Centre (16 - 18) working with CZWG Architects on the Gateway to Arsenal Project for the Flags and Banners entry.
This group project had great coherence and great style. It was a joyous celebration of football culture. A series of sculptural tower like gateways make allusion to numerous images associated with football which together with a series of brilliantly coloured banners create a festive and celebratory route for fans.
Best Proposal for a Structure (14 - 16)
Lady Manners School (14 - 16) working with the University of Sheffield for the total entry in this section
The structures took into account Joseph Paxton's approach to design and technology and created light and transparency like the Crystal Palace. They also integrated exceptionally well with the landscape. The project was well presented so it met the communication requirement.
Best Proposal for a Structure (16 - 18)
City and Islington College Sixth Form Centre (16 - 18) working with CZWG Architects for the total entry in this section These structures were fantastic. The judges were impressed by the quality of the models, which explored the intricacy of spaces without the constraints of style. There was a great deal of flair and imagination in the ideas and how they were presented.
Best Proposal for a Scheme (14 - 16)
Islington Green School (14 - 16) working with Allies and Morrison Architects for the total entry in this section
The judges were impressed by the inventiveness of the model making, and the richness of mixed uses brought together on one site. There was an individual level of commitment in the ideas and the personal way these were imaginatively presented.
Best Proposal for a Scheme (16 - 18)
Thomas Tallis (16 - 18) working with Rick Mather Architects for the total entry in this section
The judges were impressed by the depth of understanding of the site and its constraints and the inventive solutions found by students to connect the Greenwich Observatory with the River Thames and to enable a more inclusive enjoyment of all parts of the park.
Best Single Entry by a School (14 - 16)
Belper School (14 - 16) working with Mansel Architects
For the total entry in this section in recognition the excellence of the individual pieces of work, the coherence of the presentation overall and the fact that the students had responded to all elements of the original task.
Kidbrooke School working with Rick Mather Architects on the Greenwich Heritage Site
For the total entry in recognition of the depth and detail shown in the preparatory work, the originality of the ideas both in the communication of the problems and the solutions in three-dimensional form.
Holte School working with Glenn Howells Architects
For the total entry, in recognition of the outstanding teamwork displayed in the developing, preparing and presenting of this work.
Best Single Entry by a School (16 - 18)
Christ the King Sixth Form College (16 - 18) working with the Richard Rogers Partnership in the presentation of the Art Park.
For the total entry in this section in recognition of the excellence of the individual pieces of work, the clarity of the presentation overall, the fact that the students had responded to all elements of the original task, and the overall excellence and originality of the presentation.
Most Original Idea (14 - 16)
Islington Green (14 - 16) working with Allies and Morrison Architects on the Existing Arsenal Stadium
For the total entry in this section, in recognition of the amazing vibrancy and complexity of presentation.
Most Original Idea (16 - 18)
St Aloysious (16 - 18) working with HOK Sport + Venue + Event
For Aderotimi Rufus and Junior Motondo for the 48 Hour Bridge, in recognition of student initiative and design skills.
City and Islington College working with Alsop Architects on the new Arsenal Stadium
For the total entry in this section in recognition of the teamwork involved in creating it plus its innovative form, and most creative concept
Christ the King Sixth Form College (16 - 18) working with the Richard Rogers Partnership
For Tosin Owalabi's Urban Seat an inspired yet highly practical design- led project and urban intervention
Haberdasher's Askes' School working with Alsop Architects
For Benjamin Wilkinson for his STOP project, for the most completely modelled and impressively presented scheme by a single student.