Global Architecture - UK Architects Go Worldwide

Ref: C3746131

The UK has become a major centre for architecture on the international stage. Since the 1980s London in particular has been operating as a hub for architects winning design competitions for buildings around the world. Architectural practices led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers led the way, David Chipperfield is now a “national treasure” in Germany, and Zaha Hadid’s trade-mark sinuous and jagged forms are to be seen as far afield as Baku in Azerbaijan.

Course aim

To celebrate the dramatic success of UK-based architects as their work has gone worldwide in recent decades.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the styles of modern architecture which the UK has taken worldwide in recent decades
  • Recognise the use of modern methods and materials in this work
  • Understand some of the sources of influence on UK architects in this period

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Presentations with projected images and colour notes for each session

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Arrange personal visits to see buildings relevant to this course.

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Global Architecture - UK Architects Go Worldwide

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

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