the autonomy

2019

This project aimed to understand the needs and concerns of young adults in relation to an environment which promoted co-operative learning and provided a co-working space.
It explored themes of accessibility, functionality, appearance and the desirability of the learning establishment with the aim to have a long-lasting impact on its community.

The final solution was chosen to explore how creating an educational public space in the Creative Quarter area in Nottingham City Centre, where the traffic circulation is high, is suitable for this application.
The Autonomy, its name meaning “freedom from external control or influence “provides a social environment that promotes a sense of community to visitors that are linked through their common interest of wanting to learn and engage in topics as chosen by them. The facility gives them access to several communal spaces with interactive elements and a platform to air their voice no matter how big or small.

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