360° magazine

360° magazine contains information on built environment education projects, events, resources, news and funding.

It's a great way for teachers to find out how they can get their classes out and about - while still covering the new curriculum!

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360° magazine - Autumn 2010

360° magazine - Autumn 2010

Autumn 2010

Featuring articles on whether beauty matters, the Prime Minister's Award for Better Public Building, the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich and a chance to win a camera in our photo competition.

Great new buildings on show - a children’s centre in south west London is among the shortlisted schemes for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award.

BSF stops — so what’s next? - the announcement by education secretary Michael Gove that the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme would be ending means that more than 700 secondary schools around the country are now looking at alternatives to new build.

It matters if it’s beautiful - David Sillito, arts correspondent at the BBC, has been reporting on architecture and how it affects people for almost 20 years. He answers the question: does beauty matter?

People and places - the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich is one of London’s greatest buildings. It inspired year 3 students at the local Wingfield Primary School to design a stunning collaborative artwork.

Poster: ever wanted to create something beautiful where you live? - Brett Payne is an artist and designer. He has over 10 years’ experience of creating large-scale public artworks. We asked him about Cutting Edge, a curving 90-metre steel sculpture that he created by Sheffield railway station.

Poster: watch this place - Park Hill Estate, Sheffield - Park Hill in Sheffield is a building that’s divided the opinion of a city. The vast housing estate has been at the centre of controversy since it was listed in 1998.

360° magazine - Spring 2010

360° magazine - Summer 2010

Summer 2010

Featuring reports on how teaching through the local area improves behaviour and communities learning to cross old divides in Northern Ireland as well as posters about being a chartered architectural technologist and Open in Norwich.

Olympic effect goes nationwide - the London Olympic Park is making huge strides towards completion. But what do the Olympics mean for places elsewhere in the country?

The effect of place on behaviour - places shape our lives and the effect they have on us starts when we are young.

Communities learn to cross old divides - it’s a time of change for education in Northern Ireland. The peace process has spurred the creation of new ‘integrated’ schools.

Poster: Open, Norwich - It’s a nightclub…it’s a health suite…it’s a media lab…it’s a…youth club.

Poster: ever wanted to turn ideas into reality? - John West is a chartered architectural technologist in Warwickshire. He talks to us about his job.

360° magazine - Spring 2010

360° magazine - Spring 2010

Spring 2010

Featuring reports on green careers, walking the High Line public park in New York, school grounds improvement in Barmby-on-the-Marsh and posters about Northala Fields and working as a woodkeeper.

Growing green careers - people love working in parks and green spaces. Yet there’s a national shortage of people with the right skills to do the jobs that are needed.

Walking the High Line - carefully planned swathes of vegetation and unique views of the city are drawing up to 25,000 visitors a day to a remarkable new public park – the High Line.

Grounds for improvement - Barmby-on-the-Marsh is a tiny village in Yorkshire. At the heart of the community is the old Victorian schoolhouse with a small playground and a field.

Ever wanted to live in a forest? (poster) - Cindy Blaney is a woodkeeper at Highgate Wood in north London. Gisselle Casio at 360? finds out more.

Poster: Northala Fields, London (poster) - Northala Fields is one of the most exciting new green spaces in the country. Derelict land has been transformed using waste soil from the nearby Wembley Stadium site.

360 magazine - autumn 2009

360° magazine - Autumn 2009

Autumn 2009

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is seeing every secondary school in England rebuilt or refurbished. Here we look at the new minimum design standard, coming into force next year.

Manabi-no-Mori is a beautiful park in Kakamigahara City, Japan. Since opening in 2005 it has been a huge success. It is an outstanding example of inclusive design and a beautiful green public space, maintained by local people.

Key stage 3 students from Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Brighton, recently took part in ‘A window on the past'. This project focused on three streets in the Lanes, a historic part of Brighton now packed with shops and restaurants.

East Beach Café, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, a celebrated artist and designer, arrived in the Sussex resort of Littlehampton in 2007. Made out of steel designed to rust to a deep brown colour, the building has been described as a work of modern art.

Janet Goh works for Davis Langdon, a leading quantity surveying practice, responsible for costing buildings like Tate Modern and Manchester City Stadium.

360° magazine - Summer 2009

Summer 2009

The new diploma in construction and the built environment is under way and CABE has been bringing together key players to discuss the next steps.

Do you want to inspire your students with an unusual competition? The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco did just that. Its design competition for high school students has run for 40 years.

The Manchester College and the North City Library in Harpurhey has won a top award for its design, by Walker Simpson Architects, and is proving a source of inspiration for the local Building Schools for the Future programme.

It’s not just architects who design buildings. If you enjoy finding solutions to technical problems, mechanical engineering could be the job for you. Buro Happold’s Richard Walder tells Lydia Coelho at 360° why he loves his job and what inspires him.