We are a group of fourth year Civil Engineers currently undertaking a final year design project. Our brief is to design a link and additional structure between Queen's Building and Merchant Venturers Building. The aim of this 'link structure' is to provide much needed space for the Engineering Faculty whilst aiming to develop an enhanced sense of community between the comprising Schools.
We would like to hear your views on what kind of spaces should fill this new link structure. We would be very grateful if you could spend 2 or 3 minutes of your time to complete the survey at the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBSHM6TIt got me thinking. Engineering at the University of Bristol is split between the Merchant Venturers Schools of Engineering (MVSE), predominantly computer scientists and electronic engineers, and the Queens Building School of Engineering (QBSE), containing everyone else. Woodland Road runs between the two, splitting us cruelly in twain from our engineering brothers and sisters from other disciplines. A cross section of the problem looks something like below, with the MVSE on the left and the QBSE on the right.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
Chris, Ed, Gemma and Matthew
It seems to me that there are a number of viable engineering solutions to this engineering problem.
What would your solution be?