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Visions for Chatham Dockyard

18 July 2018

A free to visit public exhibition was launched at our Namur Room with fantastic fantasy proposals on a vision for Chatham Dockyard


Created by selected Stage 3 student work from the Kent School of Architecture during 2017/18, the works are all linked and based at The Historic Dockyard Chatham on the River Medway. Working closely with The Trust, Medway Council and the University of Kent (Medway) throughout the year, these inspiring pieces look at a site of significant historical interest and conservation merit.


The autumn term project ‘Urban Intervention’ had two components: the first, to design a masterplan developing a future vision for the site through making fantasy proposals for new-build insertions, changes of use to existing buildings, and landscaping. The second components were 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.


This was then followed by a spring term project titled ‘Architectural Design’ and 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.


The exhibition curated jointly by Chloe Street Tarbatt, Maria Araya and Henry Sparks, publicly showcases a snapshot of these projects, and we hope it will serve to increase the awareness and impact of the activities of KSA within and beyond the confines of the University.


The works are displayed in the Namur Room, which is free to enter at our Main Visitor Entrance, and runs until 26th July 2018. See below for a sneak peek from the launch…



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