As part of Design Brighton post graduate students from the School of Architecture and Design Te-Sha Ho, Josh Hancock, Baizura Yusof, Antigoni Goutakoli and PHD student Jessica Melville Brown took part in the Brighton City Charette at Hove Town Hall. The aim of the charette was to find solutions to local urban planning challenges. The City Charrette is a partnership between Brighton and Hove Council and Design Brighton – bringing together students and practitioners from architecture, development and planning to help shape the future of Brighton. Working in small design teams our students explored a range of sites and proposals such as routes and connections, building functions, structural forms and public spaces. Final proposals from the Charrette will be exhibited at the official launch of Design Brighton on 24th October at i360.
Design Brighton is a major new festival that is coming to Brighton with a vision to celebrate the rich built environment and promotes Brighton’s global reputation as a city that has design and diversity at its core. The festival will showcase designers, producers and educators and provide a strong collaborative network for local businesses and communities. It also aims to inspire young people to explore and seek out design opportunities that encourage them to stay in the city after graduating.
“The design Charette was a fantastic experience to be a part of. As a student, I believe that I was able to provide some original thoughts to the table discussion and an imaginative design perspective to the Madeira Drive site. The other team members were great to learn from, and gave me a new understanding of the scale and implications of such a large project, including the commercial viability, general masterplan strategy, and considering a sustainable future for the site and Brighton more generally.” Josh Hancock.
“It’s rare to get an opportunity to collaborate with professionals from practice, the council as well as the community during the initial & conceptual phase of a design process for a live project. A lot of the issues and inputs discussed will be raised and taken into consideration to ensure a feasible solution to help improve the built environment of Brighton & Hove.” Baizura Yusof