Thesis

2020

“One million species face extinction by 2050 with the loss of biodiversity and habitat the driving factor behind this”
My proposal aims to reintroduce a biodiverse landscape into the heart of Digbeth through the creation of an Elevated Foraging Trail, Honey Emporium and Community Hub. The proposal encompasses the abandoned Duddeston Viaduct which cuts through Digbeth. A strong emphasis is placed on educating on the importance of biodiversity and living a sustainable lifestyle, with haptic spaces used as a mechanism which encourage interaction and foraging. The proposal seeks to vastly increase biodiversity within Digbeth and the wider Birmingham City area, creating a habitat for native wildlife as well as acting as a green corridor and strategically placed inner city carbon sink.  

My name is Marcus Smith and I have just completed my final year of MArch at Birmingham City University.
I have been working full time in practice for the last four years, whilst undertaking this course part time. I have enjoyed the challenges and development of my architectural journey and look forward to incorporating the skills I have learned in my future projects.   

The Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham B4 7BD UK
+44 (0)121 331 5000
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