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Carbon Pasts, Low Carbon Futures: A Sustainable Future for Crumlin Navigation Colliery

Part 2 Project 2022
Valerija Slahova
Rowan Luckman
Niamh Rhiannon Thornton
Rose Nicholson
Emily Rose Chance-Hill
Madeleine Gabriella Rogers
Alexander Donald Hossack McCormick
Jordan Charlie Grady
Cardiff University | UK
‘Carbon Pasts, Low Carbon Futures’, focuses on collectively creating a vision for the sustainable future for the best preserved colliery complex in South Wales. Our work consists of a variety of options that have explored innovative and low carbon ideas, within the context of listed buildings provoking an exploration into conservation philosophies and promoting adaptive reuse.

Student projects, by their nature, are always at the risk of being removed from reality. The real-life brief, collaborative working, along with the site visits and interaction with the local community, has afforded such a rewarding and impactful thesis project, culminating in a public exhibition on site.

The chance to exhibit our work in the context of the site was extremely inspiring. Being able to engage with the residents of Crumlin and the local council within this post-industrial landscape helped to create a wonderful visual and contextual link to our proposed alternatives for a low carbon future, that address the climate emergency. It has been an exciting challenge that has created proposals that are both collaborative contextually and yet independent to each student’s interests. It is hoped that these can provide inspiration for both the local community and the wider Valleys Region.

Valerija Slahova
Rowan Luckman
Niamh Rhiannon Thornton
Rose Nicholson
Emily Rose Chance-Hill
Madeleine Gabriella Rogers
Alexander Donald Hossack McCormick
Jordan Charlie Grady

Tutor(s)
Christopher James Whitman
2022
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