On Saturday, students participated in an architectural design workshop run by four architects from ADP Architects. The event comprised of a design competition which challenged us to think conceptually about overcoming challenges and, at the bottom line, imagine what the future of education would be like and how the build environment provides a setting for this. This was made more challenging but equally rewarding due to a bottom-up design approach model-making kit which forced us to focus on space as an abstract concept without considering the look of the building, as the kit was not designed to achieve this. This opportunity enabled us to understand architecture from a more advanced perspective and to hone our presentation and teamwork skills, particularly as we had not previously worked together before. The day was enjoyable for all, as we brainstormed together and delegated tasks such as drawing and model construction appropriately. The event concluded with an award ceremony in which all of our contributions were recognised, and I am pleased my team won the category for ‘Best Overall Proposition’. We are grateful to ADP Architects for hosting and to Mr Triff and Mrs O’Doherty for organising the first of hopefully many more workshops to come.

Written by Shaun (Lower 6th)

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