French 4 – Bastide 3D Design

French 4 students have been learning about traditional French towns called bastides, which were typically designed with a surrounding wall and a central church and marketplace.

With the aim of getting the students to really study the design and layout of these types of towns they had to recreate a complete town in 3D using Tinkercad. They used geometric shapes and holes to draw the individual wall sections and buildings, complete with cutout window and door detailing.

Each student was given a section of the town to recreate and the finished models were then stitched together and printed on the 3D printer. A selection of photographs from the project can be seen below, including a shot of the finished printed model:

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