Year 4 Architectural Technology
The brief for fourth year Architectural Technology focused on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Within this the students have investigated the long spans required (through investigations using software analysis and model-making) to span great distances in Stadia. For the Athletes village, the students have investigated a ‘vertical village’ concept where all (or a vast proportion) of the activity within a typical Athletes village is encapsulated within a skyscraper – many of these over 250m in height. The innovative technology used to build tall buildings has tested preconceived technological assumptions and developed a deeper understanding of structure amongst the students.