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Arsonists target Strathclyde students’ yellow submarine

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A micro-flat built by architecture students at the University of Strathclyde to look like a yellow submarine has been burnt down

Designed as part of an international competition in Munich, Germany, the mainly recycled structure was targeted by arsonists just four days after it was completed.

It is understood the local police are now investigating the incident.

The students were taking part in the international Shabby Shabby Apartments contest run in collaboration between Theatre Münchner Kammerspiele and architecture collective Raumlaborberlin, which called for teams to invent budget apartments.

Around 20 groups were selected to build their apartment designs as part of an exhibition in the German city earlier this month.

Sixth year students at the University of Strathclyde Laura Petruskeviciute, Paulina Haruseviciute and Kurt Cleary, assembled the scheme on the edge of Munich’s English Gardens from recycled hotel bathtubs and old washing machine doors.

The submarine featured a PVC pipe ‘periscope’ which would have allowed residents to look out at nature while lying in bed.  

The apartment was intended to be rented out as part of the month-long programme.

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