A group of Sheffield architecture students have been exploring ways of reimagining Spode Works and its surrounding environment. Studio Temporal Places saw 12 individual students investigate Stoke-On-Trent’s heritage and explore a series of creative possibilities for its future.
The studio’s proposals respond to contemporary issues whilst recognising the significance of the past, engaging strongly with the existing urban fabric of Spode Works and the surrounding Stoke town centre, whilst drawing upon the Potteries’ distinctive sense of place.
The Big Works, a thesis project carried out by Joe Ingham, a masters student at the University of Sheffield’s School of Architecture, was directly inspired by conversations with members of Potteries Heritage Society. A full article and pictures detailing Joe's work can be found here.