Newcastle students' talents showcased at Charette Week

Students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape spent their first week of this academic year creating projects based around the theme: the High Street. Projects focused on either portraying an aspect of the town, or creating a design that improved an existing system. One of these projects was focused on redesigning a shop […]

Sophie Wilson
14th October 2019
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Students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape spent their first week of this academic year creating projects based around the theme: the High Street.

Projects focused on either portraying an aspect of the town, or creating a design that improved an existing system.

One of these projects was focused on redesigning a shop in Grainger Market, making it more eco-friendly

One of these projects was focused on redesigning a shop in Grainger Market, making it more eco-friendly. The shop, ‘The Fruit and Nut Company’, was trying to reduce its use of plastic. The students’ task was to design dispensers which were easy for customers to use. The brief from the shop's owner was that they wanted to modernise the shop, while still retaining some of its traditional elements. Emma, a second year architecture student, worked on this project. She said that she “really enjoyed working with everyone from across the school”, and that she “learnt some invaluable skills from my week taking my studies out of the studio”.

There were many other projects that the students had to work on. Another example was taking objects that were found lying on the high street, and transforming them into Frankenstein-like pieces of art. Another group was interested in taking charcoal rubbings from different textures of the high street, and their product at the end of the week was an installation which incorporated all of said rubbings.

Mixed with a free bar and many relieved architecture students, the night was a celebration of some of the talent that Newcastle has to offer to society.

The week culminated in a showing of all of the completed projects. Mixed with a free bar and many relieved architecture students, the night was a celebration of some of the talent that Newcastle has to offer to society.

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