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First Year Project: A Space To Play

Architect school is about learning to build things that make a difference.  That’s why, each year, the University of Cambridge first year spend their first term designing and building a real project with a local organisation. In the past years, this has included a large interactive percussion wall made from recycled water cooler bottles for the Junction arts venue in Cambridge and working with the charity Cambridge Cyrenians to design and build 6 permanent structures to enhance their allotment space.

You can see documentation of these projects here:

http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/Downloads/first-year-project-the-percussion-wall-at-the-junction-2014-15

http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/Downloads/first-year-project-cyrenians-2015-16

This year we are working with the newly opened Cambridge University Primary School in North West Cambridge. We are working in collaboration with the pupils and staff to provide them with some useful, inventive and enjoyable additions to their outdoor space that will provide space for necessary activities such as resting, meeting and performing that are part of the school’s daily routines.

To learn more about the project visit: https://architectureyearoneplayproject.wordpress.com/

Read about the project in the Cambridge News.

View some short films about the project: