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Dezeen's 10 most popular school shows

Ahead of relaunching Dezeen School Shows for this year's graduation season, we have rounded up the ten most popular showcases of student work that we published last year.

Dezeen School Shows provides universities with an affordable digital platform to put the work of their students in front of Dezeen's huge global audience of over three million monthly readers.

The service was conceived last year as part of Dezeen's hugely successful Virtual Design Festival (VDF) when most graduate shows were unable to take place in the real world due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We published 75 school shows for architecture and design courses around the world during the festival. Now, we are re-launching the service as a permanent offering.

Read on for a selection of the most popular school shows we published in 2020 and contact us for details and pricing at [email protected] if you would like to put on a Dezeen School Show this year.

The Sanctuary of Disney's Unloved by Xinze (Sean) Seah

Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Architecture BSc and MArch

Architecture dedicated to people affected by Alzheimer's disease feature alongside a conceptual home for "Disney's unloved" (above) in this school show by the Bartlett School of Architecture.

A selection of 10 student projects is included in the digital exhibition, which is by students on both the school's undergraduate and postgraduate architecture courses.

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Vocational School by Regan Wood, Sara Rowsell and Alli Purvis

College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver
Architecture BSc and MArch

This school show of work from the University of Colorado Denver's College of Architecture and Planning includes a high-altitude lavatory with gabion walls (top), a reimagined motel and student housing concepts (above).

The show features eight projects, which are also by a combination of graduate and post-graduate architecture students, including built structures as well as conceptual proposals.

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SCAD students share 10 architecture, furniture and interiors projects

School of Building Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Architecture, Furniture Design and Interior Design BFA and MFA

Co-working spaces designed for conflict-ridden Venezuela and a furniture collection embodying interactions with loved ones (above) feature in this school show by the School of Building Arts at the Savanna College of Art and Design (SCAD).

The ten proposals showcased were drawn up by undergraduates and postgraduates from across the school's architecture, furniture and interior design courses.

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Graduates from National University of Singapore future-proof their city

National University of Singapore
Architecture MArch

An esports stadium and a proposal to rehabilitate a stretch of post-industrial coastline in Malaysia (above) are among the student projects that the National University of Singapore spotlighted in this school show.

The exhibition showcases 12 graduation projects from last year's architecture masters students, which are intended to "provoke, inspire and question" where the industry is headed.

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Collections from Lucerne students stretch the meaning of jewellery

Lucerne School of Art and Design
XS Jewellery BA

The Lucerne School of Art and Design showcased several unusual jewellery projects by its undergraduate students in this schools show, including a brassiere for breast cancer sufferers, ornamental hearing aids and accessories that contort the wearer's body (above).

The trio of projects are by students on the school's BA XS Jewellery course, which were presented alongside separate schools shows presenting work from the Lucerne School of Art and Design's textile design and object design undergraduate courses.

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10 futuristic buildings from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students

School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Architecture BArch

This school show by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute features speculative designs from the school's undergraduate students, including a replacement for Steven Holl's Hunter's Point Library (above).

The exhibition combined projects by the school's current students, as well as work by students in previous years.

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Patterns of Interaction by Jiaqi Wang, Xin Ding and Pirita Meskanen

Aalto University
Architecture BA and MA, and Interior Architecture MA

Aalto University showcased a broad range of projects in this school show, including a home for an artist, a ceramic furniture collection and a development proposal for an artificial peninsula in Helsinki (above).

The 11 featured projects were completed by students across the different studios of the Architecture BA and MA and Interior Architecture MA courses.

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Technical University Munich presents award-winning projects from architecture students

Technical University Munich (TUM)
Architecture BA and MA

A high-rise housing concept (above), a church extension and a residential building for women based on Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own feature in this school show of work by architecture students from Technical University Munich (TUM).

The six featured proposals were developed by both graduates and undergraduates, including the recipients of TUM's annual architecture awards.

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Surface of Sexuality by Ann Ann-Pavinee Langenskiöld, Year 2

International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA)
Architectural Design BSc

Thai design school INDA presented 11 award-winning projects by students across all four years of its architecture undergraduate course.

The showcased projects range from landscape and urban designs to schemes that explore sexuality (above) and AI, demonstrating how architecture can connect to other disciplines.

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Euphoria by Heather Sharp

School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield
Interior Design BA

The University of Huddersfield's School of Art, Design and Architecture presented the work of 10 of its award-winning interior design graduates.

Ranging from an indoor picnic experience for festivals (above) to a retail space dedicated to upcycled homeware, the projects aim to offer a complete overview of the course and help viewers "glimpse at the future".

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