Polyark II : The Railway Project came to a triumphant end recently, as students from 8 UK universities descended on Westminster to take part in the ’Supermegacrit’!
The afternoon/evening event involved student presentations interwoven with talks by renowned architects, and was the culmination of a year long collaborative project between these geographically distant but like-minded architecture schools. The project even involved group work and reviews on train carriages as they sped their way across the UK rail network! This reflected the pioneering theories of architecture legend Cedric Price and his original Polyark.
Polyark II was the brainchild of John Lyall, who wanted to create a kind of living architectural memorial for his old friend and mentor Cedric.
Polyark II will continue next year, so watch this space! And if your university would like to get involved please do get in touch with us!
To read an essay by John Lyall discussing Cedric’s ideas on architectural education click here!
You can read more about the Polyark project at www.polyark.org