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Structure Build 2018

Second-year students in the School of Architecture have been busy creating a PER[form]ANCE space as part of their course.


The PER[form]ANCE space was designed and built by second-year architecture students, in collaboration with the School of Arts and Communication Design, who acted as the 'client' in this replica real-life architectural brief. Our students also worked with the School of Architecture's academics, Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, and Charley Brentnall of Carpenter Oak. The opportunity to work on live projects as part of your degree enables our students to explore and extend their ideas working alongside our industry partners and experienced architects.2018 structure build

"Working on this year's built structure was an excellent opportunity to learn many things, including working with timber and making timber joints and pegs on-site, but also learning from Piers Taylor's expertise. Building a performance space for a real client enabled us to think about movement and space at a real scale and I am glad I got to be a part of this great experience."

Rawan Alwahaibi

BSc (Hons) Architecture student

 This structure was built in just three days and is now being used by the School of Arts and Communication Design for a programme of eclectic activity titled 'Lunchtime Encounters'. Prepare to meet people you don't yet know, to encounter new ideas, to touch and hear, see and smell. You are invited every weekday lunchtime between 12:00 - 14:00, from Monday 4 June to Thursday 14 June. The structure is located on the Meadow, just outside Park House, on Whiteknights campus.

Stay up to date on Twitter with @rdg_uni_arts and the social media hashtag #lunchtimeencounters.2018 structure build2018 structure build2018 structure build

Discover how we did it 

Watch our film to find out how our second-year architecture students built their PER[form]ANCE space:

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