MIDAS, a niche institution for architecture education organized a 9 day design workshop with renowned architect Michael Corr, Director of Pie Architecture Ltd, London from 17th - 24th July 2013 at its campus.
This workshop aimed at introducing MIDAS students to a wide range of international architecture and techniques during a week-long intensive studio, facilitated by Michael Corr, an internationally recognized architect and Director of Pie Architecture, London has extensive experience in delivering & building, public realms and urban design projects that have been widely published in UK and Europe.
He has delivered lectures at numerous prestigious institutes across Europe.
This high-powered workshop titled ‘Strategic Detailing’ examined a range of scales - City scale, District Scale, Public Space Scale and Building Scale. The workshop produced work at each of the scales and finalized a proposal to participate in the prestigious Annual National Design Competition (ANDC).
Reminiscing on his experience at MIDAS, Michael Corr says “I was delighted to be invited to undertake a workshop at MIDAS. I met Prof. Jaffer Khan at an architecture conference in Ghent, Belgium and I think that the plans for the future of the MIDAS are very exciting.
I have lectured around the world in the UK, Finland, Palestine and Australia and I think that the MIDAS students stand out in terms of their passion about architecture and openness to new ideas. As a result of the workshop I look forward to establishing a partnership between my university (London Metropolitan University) and MIDAS.”
The workshop culminated on the 24th July 2013 with an exhibition that showcased student works in the studio. Certificates were issued as part of the valedictory programme.
MIDAS students who are gearing-up for ANDC will find this workshop useful to understand the context of the competition and develop proposals. A few of the MIDAS students of expresses their views on the workshop.
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