Architecture & Urban Design Summer School 2019
ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN
The University of Buckingham
- Central London -
July 1st - July 19th 2019
What is the Summer School about?
Our ancestors were very adept at creating attractive places, building towns and cities with a beauty that we marvel at even today. In the last century, despite remarkable advances in technology, we appear to have lost this facility to create a pleasant & attractive world in which to live. Instead we have settled for an environment anonymous in character, and devoid of any cultural reference in which to exist.
The Summer School is designed to give students who are interested in architecture and shaping our environment, an opportunity to discover some of the principles of city design and good manners in architecture that our ancestors developed and practiced to such great effect.
The 2019 Summer School
Following the success of the 2018 Summer school, the University of Buckingham School of Architecture is running another Summer School in Architecture and Urban Design; to be held in Central London from 1st-19th July 2019. This three-week, full time studio, offers a series of seminars and field studies which will focus on issues relating to contemporary urban design involving interventions within historic cities.
The 2019 Program will offer participants of varying abilities a uniquely intensive environment using the surroundings of London to explore how architecture contributes to the development of our cities and the well being of its inhabitants. Alongside the studio work there will be a series of lectures by prominent theorists, academics, historians and practitioners.
The 2018 Summer School
The 2018 Summer program was run jointly with the University of Notre Dame in the US and the students looked at developing a masterplan for the areas surrounding Euston station in London, where the new HS2 High Speed station is due to be built.
The purpose was for the students to explore for themselves how an area like this could be developed so as to incorporate a 21st century transport interchange into an historic city like London; but done in a way that restores the traditional urban grain and reconnect parts of the city which had become isolated when the current station was enlarged in 1968.
Study trips were organised to visit Bath, Poundbury, Richmond and areas around Bloomsbury and Regents Park in London.