a+b Paper Space exhibition
Paper Space is the School of Architecture and Built Environment's annual exhibition showcasing outstanding work from undergraduate and master degree students. It is an excellent opportunity for students, staff, industry, family and friends to celebrate the students' hard work. Exhibitions are open to the public.
For the first time in the history of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Paper Space, the school's Annual Exhibition was held both in Geelong and Melbourne in November. Paper Space Geelong showcased outstanding 2014 student work from different levels and courses, providing visitors with a complete overview of all the a+b school. The exhibition in Melbourne presented 20 selected projects from the final master's degree unit Masterclass that illustrated the diverse and professional exploration of the most current architectural debates grounded on a rich variety of perceptual, environmental, social and political agendas.
The two opening nights were an excellent opportunity to celebrate the student's hard work. The Welcome to Country from Uncle Bryon Powel from Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation officially opened Paper Space Geelong on 6 November. Later in the month, Professor Trevor Day, Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Built Environment, warmly welcomed more than 200 guests to the Melbourne opening on 20 November. The exhibitions were open to the public for 10 days in total with more than 550 people visiting them, including numerous community and industry representatives, students, staff, families and friends.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment acknowledges the generous effort and hard work of the Paper Space Team to comprehensively present the approach to Architecture Education the school is proposing. We sincerely congratulate our students on the success of these two exhibitions that have composed Paper Space 2014.
In the 2013 exhibition visions for buildings close to home in Geelong and as far away as the Arctic Circle were brought to life in the exhibition. Redesigns of the Geelong Yacht Club, Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club, Geelong laneways and buildings alongside designs created in answer to international briefs, skyscrapers in Hong Kong and the San Francisco fire house were among the creative works on display.
The opening was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander who officially opened the exhibition. Over 300 guests attended the opening including many of the Geelong mayoral candidates, members of the Geelong Council, CEO of the City of Greater Geelong, representatives of industry, students, staff, family and friends and more than 550 people visiting the exhibition throughout.