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Studio Projects

Knowledge Exchange

RCA partnership with British Airways

As part of its centenary celebrations, British Airways partnered with the Royal College of Art to explore the next 100 years of aviation. Students from across the Schools of Design and Architecture worked collaboratively to imagine how technological and scientific developments will impact future customer experience within global travel, from applications of artificial intelligence to nano technology... read more.

BA Flight of the Future
BA 2119: Flight of the Future exhibition

Partnership with British Land

Established in 2016, the School of Architecture’s partnership with British Land provides a platform for testing the agency of architecture and gives students the opportunity to work with external partners and collaborators on projects that have real-world impact. Read more...

British land partnership outcome: architectural model
ADS1 The Shape of the City, The Shape of the Home - Live Project collaboration with British Land

Peter Gabriel and Sting: Rock Paper Scissors

The School of Communication at the RCA were invited to devise the visual material for Rock Paper Scissors — Peter Gabriel and Sting’s live cross-North America tour in summer 2016.

The School assembled a team of staff, students and alumni from across the School’s programmes to compose the visuals that run across 14 large screens during each of the 26 shows performed at different venues across Canada and the United States. The diversity in skill set, methodology and creative approach armed the group with a breadth and wealth of expertise... read more.

Rock Paper Scissors: Graphics for Peter Gabriel / Sting Tour
Rock Paper Scissors: Graphics for Peter Gabriel / Sting Tour

Re-imagining the Pedestrian Tunnel to Albertopolis

Students from the Royal College of Art’s Architecture, Interior Design and Textiles programmes collaborated with their counterparts at the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London to produce schemes designed to reinvigorate the 550-metre pedestrian tunnel that links South Kensington underground station to the attractions of Albertopolis.

Following on from the success of the Exhibition Road public realm project, led by Dixon Jones Architects and completed in 2012, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851and the Exhibition Road Cultural Group kickstarted the redevelopment of the tunnel by organising a competition to bring positive and exciting improvements to the environment and character of the tunnel that improve both its function and its creative potential. The competition brief was prepared by Dean of the RCA’s School of Architecture, Senior Tutor Adrian Friend and Emily Candler from Exhibition Road Cultural Strategy Group, to align with their graduate design module ... read more.

The Complete History of the Universe
The Complete History of the Universe