It was indeed a challenging week, but we got through it. Although by mid-week I was beginning to wonder if it was all a bit insane - stuck in an airless room awash with the creative energy of 30 people - furiously cutting and glueing, drawing, talking, crying, etc.... I'm glad I did it.
I was astonished at the amount of work we finally pulled together for the presentations, and very much enjoyed working in the two groups that I was placed. Our French students were brilliant - it's just a shame I wasn't able to communicate with them better than my level of O'level French.
It was also great to work on a collaborative design project with my fellow Greenwich students - we've not done that before - only a hand-full of assignments, but nothing on this scale. Indeed, nothing on this scale ever for us Garden Designers.
It would be great to reciprocate the experience for the French school, back at Greenwich - and also give those who couldn't make the trip the chance to take part. I guess that's not possible since we have to fit so much in the 3rd year.
Here are some photos that I took of the trip and some of the work we produced, for a more indepth analysis of our team's performance - please see FelixFatFunkster or Amelie's blogs...
|Site visit - industrial wasteland|
|Concept drawing for Group 2|
|Group 2 - Edith, Lucas, Elise and Amelie|
|Group 2 - Masterplan - before we merged to form the Supergroup C|
|My first mood sketch of the final Group C Masterplan. Beautifully coloured in Photoshop by Paula.|
|Another mood image in pen and ink - using Baptiste's original sketch as a guide.|
|Mid-week madness sketch - the chicken was mocking me..,|
|The final model of the masterplan - beautifully orchestrated by the beautiful Lucas and his beautiful assistants.|
|...and here we all are. Team C. Well done Simon and Edith for a magnificent presentation and...|
|...everyone who took part in Lille 2011|