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The Hill

Part 2 Project 2007
Lesley McIntyre
Michael Williams
University of Dundee | UK
An Arts and Culture Centrepiece for the 2012 Olympics. Briefed by a visionary client, it is a landscaped structure arising from a Thames side garden.

It is a synergy of imagination and technology with artists creating a series of installations which stimulate the senses. Four ‘routes’ intertwine to create the form which houses the exhibitions for the enjoyment of every visitor.

The conventional design notion of plan and section are derived from the resultant form. Working with world class engineers, the design process has addressed structure and environmental design strategies, as well as incorporating original research on inclusive design.

Lesley McIntyre
Michael Williams

Fieldwork, a live project unit within an architectural school, founded in the belief that the study of architecture should respond to changing demands of the profession. Its stance is the link of practice, research and teaching through live commissions, extrapolating research from the process of practice as research.

The Hill is nominated for its innovative design process, creating a new spatial mode with the supporting input of research on navigation systems, with emphasis on inclusive design. Students have made a leap in their understanding of architecture, created an original piece of design and in their thesis, established potent research.

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