Stage 1 Field Trip to Derry/Londonderry
The first year architecture students recently undertook a field trip to Derry/Londonderry to explore the spatial composition of the city. The scale and complex topographical make up of this city make it an ideal environment for architecture students to analyse and respond to in the early part of their studies.
In this particular project we are asking students to explore the unique spatial relationships that Derry/Londonderry’s historic walls offer and how this historically significant monument might be employed as a platform for a small architectural project which will act as a momentary point to shelter, pause, reflect and meet on the walls.
While in the city the students were able to encounter some of the outstanding architecture of the city including O’Donnell and Toumey’s Culterlann and the Guildhall which at the time was occupied by a large-scale reproduction of the moon as part of the cities Halloween celebrations.