Master of Architecture, 2020
My name is James Sekoranja and I am a graduating student of the Master of Architecture. Having worked in the architectural industry after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, I received invaluable experience that assisted in preparing me for this degree. I have had several highlights while completing this course, including receiving the honour of being nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architecture Silver Medal Award for my semester one studio project of 2020, in collaboration with Zoe Taylor.
My graduating project, again in collaboration with Zoe Taylor, involved the challenge of accommodating a sporting precinct within Haig Park. Through analogical investigation under morphological and typological lenses, the studio identified a symptom of Haig Park through the lack of authentic recreational amenity. In deconstructing the brief, the project explores typologies that epitomised line. Sporting facilities and spectator sports became the clear answer – ultimately these games record one’s time to complete a circuit or follow a line – the project reimagines an Olympic park. The singular concourse is what connects all these typologies. In detail, the concourse is what I resolved which houses apartments, VIP stadium boxes, a recreational facility with gym as well as collectively acting as a bridge link that connects every sporting event.