March 28, 2019

Urban Design and Heritage Project

A group of pupils from Years 6 to 10 started a very exciting project this week.

We are working with Nottingham City Council and the 38 Carrington Street Urban Room Partnership on the Carrington Street Townscape Heritage Programme, which aims to link the railway station with future improvements around the Broadmarsh area. The project involves pupils working with external lead professionals to bring together technology and creativity by looking at the past, present and future of the street.

On Tuesday, we surveyed the facades of Carrington Street and photographed them to create a ‘streetscape’. The streetscape will be used throughout the project to look at the history and to find inspiration for a series of tasks:

1 – A musical piece that we will compose based on the architectural features of the facades and mathematics behind the designs.

2 – A literacy narrative.

3 – A design for a building that follows the Carrington Street trend. We will draw this in a 3D modelling software and produce a 3D design.

4 – A piece of art (image or sculpture).

5 – Videography of the project.

The final project outcomes will be exhibited at 38 Carrington Street Urban Room

in a dedicated evening event on Thursday 28th November 2019.

Thank you to Dr Alvarez for an inspirational start to the project.