Sustainable Architecture Student Exhibition

Sustainable Architecture Student Exhibition

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Visit CAT’s MArch Sustainable Architecture exhibition on-site at CAT this summer and see how our architects in training put sustainability at the core of their practice and work.

The exhibition has been named ‘Alternative Architectures’ and is equally an individual and collaborative effort by CAT’s current fourth and fifth year students, who have also created a new flexible exhibition space at CAT.

“The exhibition displays a sample of Final Design Projects from CAT’s final year students and work from our fourth year students. The work displayed is diverse and challenging, as much critical as it is hopeful, vital yet playful. Picking up CAT’s mantle of doing architecture differently, each student has respectively wrestled with one of the current political, social and/or environmental challenges facing contemporary society – from homelessness to energy production, natural building materials to cultural and industrial heritage, all the way to historic landscapes,” said Dr Alison Pooley, Programme Leader of CAT’s MArch Sustainable Architecture Part 2 course.

The Final Design Projects displayed are self-selected pieces that explore the range of challenges that we will face with advancing climate change, seeking to ‘do architecture differently’ in response to the need to live within planetary boundaries.

Designs by CAT architecture student
Designs by CAT architecture students

The modular boards and displays being used in the exhibition were also created and built by students as one of the fourth year student build projects. Designed by student Freya Bruce, the modular installation celebrates the sustainable materials it’s been built from including rammed earth and re-used timber, and will allow the space to become a flexible exhibition hall and an additional workspace for students.

Fourth your student working on part of the modular display
Fourth year student working on part of the modular boards

Key Details

  • Free with entry with your pre-booked visit to CAT
  • Located in the Information and Exhibition Centre, near to CAT’s top station. Follow directions to see the exhibit or ask in our visitor centre.
rammed earth wall of CAT's main lecture theatre

About our Masters in Architecture (Part 2)

CAT has taught Sustainable Architecture course (part 2) for ten years. Our course encourages students to combine design-based academic study with hands-on learning and to explore how doing architecture differently can help in creating a better and more sustainable future.



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