The module aims to provide students with the opportunity of testing out their ability to apply theory to practice and learning the skills involved in exploring the design of mega-buildings in their context. The taught modules that run in parallel are core modules shared with other degree programmes along with the two specialist modules. Another aim of the module is to channel the understanding and skills that students gain from their specialist modules into specific problems that call on the approach adopted in their specialist area of study; sustainable mega-building design.
“This module gave me a brighter idea about the topic of sustainability, especially since it challenges you to critically think about designing a functionally sustainable high-rise building in order to serve not only itself and its users but also its surrounding. One of the most useful and important aspects of this module was having guest speakers and specialists, giving us a broader knowledge about the concept of sustainability within their own areas of expertise to show us the several perspectives and fields leading eventually to one common purpose.”
– Ragheb Salameh, MSc Sustainable Mega-Buildings
“The design module for me was one of the most interesting modules in the course. I got an opportunity to visit a mega structure in the city of London to understand the philosophy behind it’s design and the complexity behind planning of it’s services. Giving us an opportunity to eventually take the learning from the site visits and other modules into a design project that involved the planning and simulation of the results to optimize the performance of a mega structure making it more sustainable.”
– Saurabh Atul Shah, MSc Sustainable Mega-Buildings