Installing models, mounting drawings and setting up projection displays, undergraduate and postgraduate students threw themselves into 24 hours of sweat and toil preparing the exhibition.
First-year students showed their spatial and analytical studies, as well as their models for the 'House for an Enthusiast' project; the second-year students' contribution to the exhibition focussed on their King's Cross Museum schemes.
Amongst the projects exhibited was third-year BA (Hons) Architecture graduate David Horton's design for a language school, which aims to offer its students, including adult learners, rather more than just an education. Located at the City of London's Fenchurch Street, a busy transport hub, the building
organises spaces for teaching and knowledge exchange around a giant M.C. Esher-like staircase hall that provides a theatrical public connection between the high-level railway platform and life at street level.
Yakim Milev's final year Postgraduate Diploma proposal injects new life into Centre Point by re-inventing the 32-storey listed London landmark, built in 1966, as a vertical urban caravan park. The speculative scheme offers not only a holiday in the West End, but also opportunities to engage in political
and cultural activities in what Milev calls a 'social condenser', inspired by 1920s visionary constructivists Melnikov and El Lissitzky.