Rethinking Jumbo: RIBA Colchester Chapter Design Charrette

Rethinking Jumbo: RIBA Colchester Chapter Design Charrette

Posted on behalf of RIBA Colchester Chapter of Architects

Rethinking Jumbo is a one-day workshop for students in further education (sixth form and college, ages 16-18) to explore design ideas for the future use of Jumbo Water Tower, Colchester.  The event is run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Colchester Chapter in collaboration with the North Essex Heritage Trust as part of the 2019 'Sharing Heritage' Season.

The event is an opportunity for young designers and students considering a career in Architecture and the creative/design industries to work with other students and professional Architects to inspire the future use of the water tower.  The event offers the following:

  • An opportunity to exercise creativity, imagination and design thinking;

  • A fun, relaxed but productive day with friends and students from other further education establishments;

  • Insight into how Architects and designers think and work;

  • Valuable addition to UCAS applications and design outcomes that will contibute to design and art portfolios needed for interviews for University places;

  • A great opportunity to discuss careers ideas and get advice from qualified Architects.

The day will be broken down into a series of design tasks, including a site visit to the tower (unfortunately, access up the tower will not be possible for safety reasons), with a presentation of the final ideas to local 'VIPs' at the end of the day.

All materials and equipment will br provided. 

Refreshments will be provided.  Lunch is not provided but various shops and food outlets are within a short walk from the venue and a 1 hour break will be provided for lunch.

We look forward to meeting you on the day!

08 Jun 2019 at 9:00am
until 08 Jun 2019 at 4:30pm
The Sixth Form College, Colchester
North Hill

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