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School nominated twice in Culture Awards

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and the Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust (Art and Architecture) have been selected as finalists in The Journal Culture Awards 2017 in the category of Best Arts and Business Partnership.

The partnership has developed over a number of years and resulted in three 'live build' projects. The most recent of these is the Rochester Roundhouse, completed in August 2016, to turn a dilapidated Brigantium roundhouse into a community resource.  The Royal Institute of British Architects Journal (RIBAJ) Highly Commended the Roundhouse at Rochester in its MacEwen Award celebration of “Architecture For The Common Good”.

Each live build project has been designed and built in a collaborative effort between the School, Kielder Water and Forest Park Trust, the local communities, and architecture students, under the guidance of Professor Graham Farmer.

Also selected as finalists, in the North East Museum of the Year category and for the Arts Council Award, is MIMA for the exhibition If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve.  The exhibition explores migration of Teesside and elsewhere.

Nine of our MArch students worked with Professor Graham Farmer on a teaching project which designed and fabricated the exhibition furniture working with MIMA. 

BANNER Rochester Roundhouse

published on: 27 February 2017