This four-day design workshop o represents another example of how the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture Project Office provides students and staff with the opportunity to work with charitable organisations across the region.
Furthermore, this event represents another step in the collaboration between the Project Office and a local Portsmouth youth charity called Motiv8 http://www.motiv8south.org.uk.
The ambition of this event was to assist with the creation of architectural and interior designs for a new Motiv8 ‘Gateway’ and, in addition, propose inspiring, creative and at the same time feasible ideas to revitalise the existing Omega Centre building currently occupied by Motiv8.
This design workshop created some collateral to be used for the Reaching Communities application and could be used to bring together the community within the building but also by offering support to local families and children. This event was used to raise awareness within the community about the activities of Motiv8 and to try and gain additional funding and financial support.