Master of Architecture Exhibition Highlights Students’ Final Design Projects
The community is invited to come and see the spectacular architectural visions University of Newcastle students have for the city.
On display as part of the Master of Architecture program's Heist Exhibition, the students' final design projects have been praised by Program Convener Chris Tucker as exciting, liberating, radical and often quite provocative.
Each offers an inspiring vision of a potential Newcastle.
Graduating student Steani Cilliers imagines a culinary arts school. The University-affiliated school would teach the ethos of the slow food movement - cuisine focused on preserving local foods and regional traditions.
Steani will present her concept to Newcastle City Council and the Slow Food Hunter convivium.
"It's a means of attracting younger people to live and study in the city, without losing track of the heritage of Newcastle," she said.
Fellow student Chris Mullaney thinks renovating one of Newcastle's disused floating docks is the key to livening up the city. The dock would be used as a floating exhibition space, possibly holding cafes, short-term accommodation, an amphitheatre and harbour pool, boat-building workshops and festivals.
"It focuses on turning what is essentially scrap into something usable," Chris said. "It would be a sustainable space, evolving as the city changes."
The Master of Architecture Heist Exhibition will be opened by Marcus Westbury, founder of Renew Newcastle.
The exhibition is open to the public. Entry is free.
WHEN: November 12, 5pm to 10pm
November 13, 9am to 6pm
WHERE: Newcastle Town Hall