The Cambridge Association of Architects is pleased to support our local architecture students.
For the last few years the Cambridge University first year architecture faculty and students have been developing a programme of projects for real clients. This involves live building projects that the student group design and build.
This year’s live building project was in collaboration with the Empty Common Community garden in Cambridge. The group have commissioned Neubau architecture to design a meeting space based on student competition designs from 2017/18. The design includes a number of rotating and fixed wall panels that the first year students will now design and build. Once the base and roof of the structure was built by the garden group the students installed their wall panels to complete the building. Whilst providing the students with the opportunity to experience hands on making as in previous years, this year’s project includes a more complex element of working collaboratively with the architect, the gardening group and the engineers both in the design as well as in the making. The structure will become a permanent feature on the site and will be open to the public for workshops and events.
Photos by Philipp Ebeling
More of photographer Philipp Ebeling's photos of the project can be viewed here:
Links to past projects:
- A Space to Study at Queen's College https://aspacetostudy.wordpress.com/
- Play structures for the Cambridge Primary School in North West Cambridge https://architectureyearoneplayproject.wordpress.com/
- Structures for the homeless charity, Cambridge Cyrenians. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/growing-space/
- Public installation at the Cambridge Junction. Read more about the Percussive Intervention here.