Winter lecture

In December 2013 the Architecture and the City unit created a small exhibition as part of the School of the Environment Winter Lecture. As part of the lecture, titled ‘Shaping the natural and built environment: Dundee – a city in transformation’, our unit created a small exhibition that included 12 A2 presentation sheets and a selection of small models. The video of the lecture is embedded below.

The feature image is of the display architecture display boards at the School of the Environment Winter Lecture and Exhibition. The full set of presentation boards that we put together are available below. Click on an image to load a larger high-resolution version.

Exhibition boards 1

Exhibition boards 2

Guildry Geddes exhibition

The Guildry Geddes New Architecture Exhibition was a joint exhibition between Architecture and the City and Macro Micro Studio. The exhibition ran from the 12th – 28th of November at the Central Library in Dundee. Our unit displayed both a large model of the Dundee central waterfront zone and 27 printed A2 display boards. To find out more about the exhibition read the press release from the University of Dundee or download the exhibition poster.

The full set of exhibition boards are available in high-resolution below. Click on an image to view it in detail.

Exhibition boards 1

Exhibition boards 2

Exhibition boards 3

Photographs and links to press coverage from the exhibition will be available online soon. The feature image shows the construction a model of the waterfront regeneration zone, at Dundee Central Library.

Dundee waterfront

As part of our master’s research unit we looked at alternative strategies for the development of Dundee’s central waterfront zone, part of a £1 billion regeneration project for the City of Dundee. The centrepiece of this development is the £80m V&A at Dundee building designed by Kengo Kuma. Located in the central waterfront zone, the V&A is expected to be a key catalyst in reshaping the image of Dundee.

Our research looked to further explore the potential for regeneration within this zone, specifically with regard to the creation of a new public space, the economic possibilities of extending the historic city centre down to the waterfront, and the nature of the urban block. The influence of history, the possibilities of technology, and the adaptability of space were key areas of interrogation throughout all of our research.

A copy of our publication is available to view below. If you would like a copy in pdf format please get in touch. The feature image shows a historic map of the Dundee central waterfront zone, with the modern reclaimed waterline superimposed in red.