The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape produces a wealth of exciting work and images each year. A selection of this work (including our Architecture Degree Shows) can be viewed following the links in the left hand menu.
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Our yearbooks are designed by students and show a splendid record of the achievement of our architecture and urban design students.
This book presents an action research project carried out between Autumn 2010 and Winter 2011 in the open space between three social housing blocks in Gateshead, in the North-East of England, with a view to demonstrate how spatial quality can emerge by means of temporary interventions bringing about mental and physical appropriation. In the context of the disused outdoor space of a Housing Estate, this research seeks to answer the question of ‘whose space is it?’, unearth new meanings and uses from which emerges a new collective use and memory. It also establishes the agency of space in altering power and institutional relationships.
Christiana A Place of Otherness (PDF 84.4MB) is the result of a European Study Visit module as part of the MA in Urban Design. Christiana is an autonomous neighbourhood in Denmark which is exemplary in making territorialisation, place-identity and involving all Christianiates in developing the area socially and spatially. The student project examined 'living together in difference'.
This charrette edition Byker: trust and future was an opportunity to continue the relationship between Byker and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and to engage with Byker at the very particular moment when the people of Byker were given the opportunity to have their say in the future of their Estate through the newly formed Byker Trust. The response to our speculative projects from residents and associations affiliated with Byker was outstanding; the enthusiasm they communicated when talking to us and guiding us was reflected in the projects the Newcastle University students developed. It is a privilege that Byker is so close to us - there is so much that we can learn from it, and we hope the community of Byker can also benefit from the students' reflection - this has always been the priority of our Head of School, John Pendlebury; people from Byker give their time to us, and consequently we want to give something back to them.
Central Gateshead: Uncertainty and Desire is the culmination of a Charrette undertaken by postgraduate students in Architecture (2010/11) from Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The Charrette addressed a strangulated urban space in central Gateshead located in and around three housing blocks and adjacent to the flyover that by-passes the town centre. It incorporated three distinctive projects designed to draw from the rich experience held by the respective project leaders, (Manuel Tardits of Mikan, Dermot Foley of DFLA and Daniel Mallo & Armelle Tardiveau) the involvement and commitment of whom made this Charrette possible.
This publication Molenbeek: festival and legacy documents the project of postgraduate students from Newcastle University and Saint-Luc, based on one site (Molenbeek) students with different pedagogical and architectural concepts joined together to engage in this project, providing them with a wider perspective on public space and architecture as well as challenging and enriching their pedagogical approach.
La Isleta Participa(tes) is the result of the course 'European Study Visit' 2009/2010, a module of the MA Urban Design at Newcastle University to which postgraduate students in urban design and architecture participated. We are grateful for the commitment of the students who engaged in this project both at a theoretical and design level. Their curiosity and ingenuity in operating in an unfamiliar culture is clearly present in the projects. Thanks to all who contributed and in particular Vicente Díaz García, Pablo Ley Bosch, Noémie Laviolle and Manuel Martín).
"The Other Side of Parma" is a short publication presenting the results of students’ urban design and architecture study (2008/09). Guided by the expertise of lecturers Tim Townshend, Armelle Tardiveau, Daniel Mallo, and Georgia Giannopoulou, students were asked to examine the social demographics of the Italian city of Parma relating to the built environment. They were specifically asked to focus their attentions on the struggling Oltretorrente area, or the other side of Parma.
In response to what the students uncovered in their investigations, in which structured interviews with local residents played a major role, they proposed uniquely transient interventions.
Director of Planning and Urban Design, Tim Townshend comments on the Parma Book, "It's a really great achievement and reflects a huge amount of work from the tutors Armelle Tardiveau, Daniel Mallo and Georgia Giannopoulou, the students involved (drawn from the MA in Urban Design, Bachelor of Architecture and Diploma in Town Planning programmes) and PhD student, Carolyn Fahey who led on the design of the book itself. It will be sent back to all those people who helped us in Parma as a thank you and a physical manifestation of how much we valued their input. I think it provides a great example of cross School inter-disciplinary activity!"