Benjamin Tindall Architects
Date 1: 30/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Weekend 5 (29-30 September)
30 September 2018
Being part of Edinburgh’s first city wall, the history of 17 & 18 Victoria Terrace is one of almost 600 years of adaptation and re-use; sustainability at its very best. In the past the building served as a leather works (1786), Institute for the Relief of Incurables (1866), sweetie factory (1905), bomb shelter (WW2), Etching factory until offices (present day).
Year Of Young People: A shared Doors Open Day between Ben Tindall Architects and the Edinburgh Steiner School to encourage young people into architecture.
Edinburgh Steiner School is currently undertaking a campus development, called The Growing Spaces Project, to provide the school community with an improved learning and creative environment. The plan for the open day is to do a half day (10am-1pm) workshop at BTA and then a half day site visit at ESS (1-4pm)
The focus for the workshop is to develop concepts for the entrance gate with model making materials provided. BTA will provide card and balsa wood and ESS will provide clay and wax for alternate modelling at ESS. 10 places can be booked for the workshop, information for others will be on display for others walking in off the street. There will be an ESS teacher present at the workshops and for young people it is advised that parents are in attendance.
BTA office will also be open from 10am until 4pm and people will be invited in to tour the building and learn its history.
Activities: Guided tours, architectural models.