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Architecture students off to Belgium to present on Warwick Junction

2013/12/17 11:28:15 AM

Architecture lecturer Ms Bridget Horner and two of her students, Mr Mongezi Ncube and Ms Nadiyah Moodley, jet off to Belgium soon where they will work with the University of Liege on their submission for an international design competition based on Warwick Junction in Durban.

Architecture lecturer Ms Bridget Horner and two of her students, Mr Mongezi Ncube and Ms Nadiyah Moodley with a design model of the Warwick area.
Architecture lecturer Ms Bridget Horner and two of her students, Mr Mongezi Ncube and Ms Nadiyah Moodley with a design model of the Warwick area. 

Architecture lecturer Ms Bridget Horner and two of her students, Mr Mongezi Ncube and Ms Nadiyah Moodley, jet off to Belgium soon where they will work with the University of Liege on their submission for an international design competition based on Warwick Junction in Durban.

The International Union of Architects (UIA) International Student Competition explores Warwick Junction with an aim to recognise the complex systemic ecology that underpins the economic, cultural and social dynamics inherent to this area and to find ways to strengthen, reinforce or expand these systems in a beneficial way.

Horner and her students have been given the opportunity to attend a five- day workshop to share their knowledge and experiences of Warwick and to explain the architectural dynamics and components to the Liege students.

‘We hope to take the essence of Warwick over to the students and help them understand the context better. We plan to share our first-hand accounts of Warwick with them, giving them a new fresh perspective other than the stats and information they currently have,’ said Moodley.

Ncube, whose postgraduate thesis examines Warwick’s Trade Hub, is confident the exchange will be valuable to both UKZN and the Liege students. ‘We hope to tell the story of the area and to give it a more personal touch. We also plan on doing a short documentary on the area and present it to the students.’

Both students will also enter the UIA International Student Competition and believe the exchange and Warwick discussions will assist them in fine-tuning their entry before the competition’s closing date. 

Architecture lecturer Ms Bridget Horner and two of her students, Mr Mongezi Ncube and Ms Nadiyah Moodley with a design model of the Warwick area.
Architecture lecturer Ms Bridget Horner and two of her students, Mr Mongezi Ncube and Ms Nadiyah Moodley with a design model of the Warwick area. 

Words and Pictures by Melissa Mungroo

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