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Simon Watson

MA work

ADS4: IMMORTALITY

Curing Huburbia

_Can disease-tech galvanise foreign interest to preserve a legacy of British medical innovation and catalyse urban regeneration? _Bioscience labs are currently transforming the way we understand disease: _Escherichia coli _drives biocomputers, viral phage therapies defeat superbugs and disease-resistant livestock are a reality. This project proposes the transformation of a deprived urban quarter in Deptford into a research incubator hub, where private entrepreneurialism nourishes an academic pursuit of knowledge. In particular, the scheme frames the manipulation of disease as not just pursued by walled-in pharma-giants but proposes it as a locally binding and inclusive community process.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2010

  • ADS4: IMMORTALITY

    Curing Huburbia

    _Can disease-tech galvanise foreign interest to preserve a legacy of British medical innovation and catalyse urban regeneration? _Bioscience labs are currently transforming the way we understand disease: _Escherichia coli _drives biocomputers, viral phage therapies defeat superbugs and disease-resistant livestock are a reality. This project proposes the transformation of a deprived urban quarter in Deptford into a research incubator hub, where private entrepreneurialism nourishes an academic pursuit of knowledge. In particular, the scheme frames the manipulation of disease as not just pursued by walled-in pharma-giants but proposes it as a locally binding and inclusive community process.

  • Degrees

  • MA (Hons), Architectural Design, University of Edinburgh, 2007
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London, 2007/8; Architectural assistant, Surface Architects, London, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • BOOM!, Royal College of Art, London, 2008; Building Futures, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 2006
  • Awards

  • Highly commended, Temporary Exhibitions, Design Week Awards, 2009; First prize, American Institute of Architects Student Design Charette, 2007; Highly commended, Landscape Institute Student Dissertation Awards, 2007