The University of Sheffield School of Architecture
Studio Intergenerational Architecture The studio investigated how we can evolve appropriate architectural responses for our current and future intergenerational demographic. This included an exploration of environments for play, learning, living, social interaction, healthcare and civic amenity. A focus on provision at a human, domestic and urban scale varying from the texture of electric blankets and the acoustics of learning environments, to the DIY adaptation of space, reuse and reinvention of existing structures to the far reaching reliability and impact of bus timetables. Projects explored the inevitable environments which exist for the young and the old and how these might be reimagined and transformed. Initial research was based on everyday lived experience (through the eyes of “others”) and the potential for these conditions to co-exist. Subsequent explorations revealed how an attention to the intergenerational demographic can materialise at all urban scales and lead to ingenious architectural projects that have an enjoyable and rigorous legacy, with projects situated in Hull working towards a vision for Hull’s Capital of Culture 2017 and beyond.
Studio Tutors Satwinder Samra Ronan Watts 5th Year Students Jennifer Clemence Mark Cranfield Daniel Stern Adam Turnell Harry Wright 6th Year Students Lucy Greaves Samuel Kapasa Andrew Macintosh Andrew McKay Bhavina Parmar Polina Pencheva Rob Young
PGT Students Jie Bi Zhaoqun Cui Fang Hao Rong Hu Junkun Li Kehui Li Jiaxi Liu Qing Liu Junbo Yu Yuan Zheng Jingwei Zhuang
With special thanks to Emma England, RIBA Yorkshire Mark Hodson, Hodson Design William Matthews, William Matthews Associates King Kong Hostel, Rotterdam Stern Tours
01 Andrew McKay - The Institute For All Ages A civic building for traditional and digital practice for people of all ages in Sheffield city centre. This project proposes a unique learning, working, making and exhibition centre dedicated to creative thinking and innovation for children, young people, middle-aged adults and pensioners.The building is designed around a central social street with seven interconnecting halls known as the knowledge, nourishment, digital, social, living, traditional and enterprise halls. 02 Polina Pencheva - St. Andrew’s Dock Assembly Reconstructing Futures: Hull’s New Civic Contract. Remembrance: Knowledge Exchange: Civic Cooperation. The project looks at the ruinous landscape of the historically significant St. Andrew’s Dock in Hull and proposes a strategic design approach for the wider site whilst focusing on the development of a new building typology - The Assembly, which will give the site a new lease of life in the realm of intergenerational practice and will re-organise its functions and circulation. 03 Mark Cranfield - Hull Film Institute A Cinema Venue designed to match the changing needs of the city. Taking advantage of the capital of culture 2017 it provides a venue for the festival and utilises the momentum generated to provide long term connection to Hull’s cultural heritage and cultural future. 04 Jie Bi - Humber Point The project is located in Hull City centre, between two dock areas.The project comprises of 3 parts: a pedestrian bridge, a dock museum and a sunken plaza. These address the road as barrier, the lack of attractive function, and the lack of connection with the water, thereby solving 3 different scales of problem within Hull: city, architecture and landscape. 05 Andy Macintosh - A Civic Reintroduction The project takes a forgotten area of Hull’s city centre, repurposing a number of unused buildings to create a new civic quarter for Hull. The project aims to boost the local economy through new retail units and a sports centre, create a sense of community through a local nursery, youth centre and community space and provide new open public spaces and gardens. Amongst this activity is a concealed agenda, providing women involved in sex work sanctuary. A key aim is to provide a platform for this vulnerable group to gradually reintegrate back into society through work, skill training and social programmes. 01
Full catalogue of student work from the School of Architecture Summer Exhibition 2015.