This year MARS focused on a region including: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin. Collectively and creatively studying this region with a wide engagement in the physical, social, economic, political, making/manufacturing and typologies, effectively re-Thinking the Region. This formed the underpinning of thesis projects and the projects undertaken by 5th Years. The final 5th Year Project was determined by discussion of this research and the typological gaps within the 6th Year Thesis Projects. This resulted in two typologies, Hybrid Health and Re-invigorating Industry and Making, all located in the major cities for the region. Many students chose Belfast as this city needs to be remade, repopulated and is redolent with opportunities to re-stitch this city’s fabric.
Limewash render brick study by Anthony Grout