In this atelier, students will be developing urban design proposals for a derelict area on the periphery of Lancaster city centre. The site contains a large number of historic buildings and temporary car parking, resulting from the clearance of terraced housing. Students will initially be challenged with recording and understanding the existing peri-urban condition through a process of “Townscape” recordings. Subsequently they will propose urban design strategies at a range of scales, which will imaginatively address the need for a new Arts and Culture Quarter to reconnect this site in to the city centre.
MLA 1 Project Site Visit: Atelier 1B