The Architecture Club at Mossbourne Academy is exploring what impact the Olympics are having on East London and will be designing their own projects for sites in Hackney. As part of this, on May 1, eleven students from years 8, 9 and 10 came to see architecture in action at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and grill Ivan Harbour and Richard Rogers on why their school is designed as it is. If they could change one thing about the school, the students said they would have more trees and green space.
Lorna Edwards explained how a project develops from first designs to going on site – using the new wing of the British Museum as a case study. A whistlestop tour of the office followed before a visit to the RSHP modelshop, where the modelmakers showed different techniques of modelmaking and made a series of bespoke models of Mossbourne Academy for the students to take away using the laser cutting machine.