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Visions for Chatham Docks

14 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018

Free to Enter Temporary Exhibition at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

We are delighted to present this public exhibition of selected Stage 3 student work from the Kent School of Architecture during 2017/18. The three design projects were all linked and based at The Historic Dockyard Chatham on the River Medway in Kent; a site of significant historical interest and of conservation merit.  Students worked closely with Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, Medway Council and the University of Kent (Medway) throughout the year.

The autumn term project ‘Urban Intervention’ had two components: The first; to design a masterplan developing a future vision for the site through making proposals for new-build insertions, changes of use to existing buildings, and landscaping. The second; an ‘adapt and extend’ project to re-design one of three pre-selected buildings into a ‘multi-generational care facility’ including a nursery and accommodation for the elderly.

The spring term project ‘Architectural Design’ asked students to design a new-build multi-use building on a site of their choice within their masterplan. The project was entitled “One World Workshop’ and had a programme of rentable, bookable, and flexible spaces.

This exhibition, curated jointly by Chloe Street Tarbatt, Maria Araya and Henry Sparks, publicly showcases a snapshot of these projects. We hope it will serve to increase the awareness and impact of activities at KSA within and beyond the confines of the University, sparking curiosity and debate with the general public.

This is a free to enter exhibition that is held within the Namur Room at our Main Visitor Entrance.  The exhibition runs from 14th July to 26th July 2018.

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