Preview: Thames Refinery City by William Bellamy
Completed in the winter term 2018, here we take a first look at the design ideas emerging in the current Proto-Practice Year
In Second Year – our Proto-Practice Year – students develop individual thesis design projects. To commence the year, each student undertakes the module Architectural Design: Speculation, where they test their design approach through a specific proposal.
Here, current student William Bellamy’s objective is to provide a porous poly-centre for the Docklands that promotes the integration of industry into the urban fabric through a re-evaluation of who and what the Thames is for, countering the river’s privatisation which has seen industry pushed further out of the city.
This project will be developed over the coming two terms and will be exhibited at the Summer Show in 2019. Click below to see more projects from current students.