Bede’s students take a virtual tour of their new boarding house
The Headmaster, Peter Goodyer, senior staff and a select group of students from Bede’s School came to LCE Architects Brighton Office to get an understanding of what their new boarding house will look like in Virtual Reality.
The trip to Brighton was an opportunity for the students to get an understanding of how Architects work and how we are working with the School to develop the design of the scheme. They got to appreciate the process design takes and the statute authority requirements that are required along the way and most importantly the students got to have an input into what they thought, what they liked about the scheme and what they thought could be improved.
From the off, the first student’s words were ‘Wow this is amazing!’ and all seemed to adjust quickly into the virtual world exploring the boarding rooms and the main atrium spaces, navigating their way around the proposal. The highlights being the main atrium space and the seated steps connecting the two floors. It was also really nice for them to appreciate the spaces they were moving through, something that is not obvious from 2D plans.
LCE Architects have been working with the school over a five year period on a number of proposals and are now developing a scheme for a new boarding house which will replace existing out of date accommodation. The scheme will be submitted for planning at the beginning of August.
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