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Studio Vectis

20 July 2018 - 30 July 2018


The University of Portsmouth, School of Architecture cordially invite you to the opening of an exhibition of final year architecture student work, ‘Studio Vectis’ to be held at 30 High Street Newport, Isle of Wight.

The exhibition runs daily from 20th – 30th July 2018 and includes work by Studio MUD Masters students and the projects from the Young Designer’s Award for Island school children.

There will be a Private View at 5.30pm on Thursday, 19th July.  

Martin Pearce of the School of Architecture shares information about the project and exhibition:

“Working in Newport on the Isle of Wight, we began by analysing the history of the town’s growth and development, using a large-scale site model.  As with many UK cities the decline of the High Street along with a waning number of people living in town presents challenges for future urban development.

The students developed radical scenarios that set out visions for reimagining the urban future, introducing new activities and events to stimulate a sustainable future for Newport.  The second phase of the project extended these visionary futures by taking a series of vacant sites within central Newport. Students developed economically viable housing schemes based around ideas of shared living and communal facilities.

The housing schemes were informed by studying leading co-housing developments and a visit to innovative projects in London.  The studio also worked closely with the Isle of Wight Council, and we are grateful to the Assistant Director of Regeneration and the Head of the Planning Department who were involved in the development and review of projects.  The final projects demonstrate how the pressing issue of housing might be addressed through creative solutions that build communities and catalyze a sustainable future for Newport and the Isle of Wight.”

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30 High Street
30 High Street
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1SS
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