The Design Charrette by AIA UK and BIID


Location: Roca Gallery, Chelsea Harbour, London


Article taken from UCA Canterbury School of Architecture


From BIID press release: ‘On Saturday, 2nd November 2013 almost one hundred architecture and interior design students from universities across the UK attended Charrette ’13, an intensive one day design competition. The event was held at the Zaha Hadid – designed Roca London Gallery in Chelsea Harbour. The students were given a brief to design a new pier at Chelsea Harbour to regenerate the area while promoting TfL’s goal for greater use of the Thames.
Ten teams worked throughout the day to produce a concept drawing, detailed plan and models to present to the judging panel. Each team was mentored by a range of design professionals from the BIID, AIA, and course leaders. Designs ranged from new retail spaces, to a new large transport hub and a pedestrian bridge across the river.’

The team from UCA/CSA consisted of Louise Freeman, Dmitrijs Gusevs, Connie Johnstone, Christopher Laing, Samantha Li, Susan McAdam, Hannah Parfitt, Stylianos Styllas, Sophie Wilson, and Katherine Wright. They were mentored by Francis Hur, principal of Francis Hur Architecture (FHA), proposing a design made of several interchangeable mixed-use barges, which was judged by George Kunihiro, FAIA; Karin Templin, partner at studioACKT; and BIID Director Dan Hopwood.

Read more about the competition and winners here

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With special thanks to mentor and Architect Francis Hur, Francis Hur Architecture

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