Group 40

As part of Manchester Town Hall’s restoration project, MSA and Lendlease are proud to present Archiving Albert - an initiative to create accessible digital connections to the rich archive of the Albert’s Square collective heritage. We want to make sure that our urban development, artefact revival, and digital network not only caters to everyone who wants to explore the realms of Mancunian history, but enhances Albert Square’s role as one of Manchester City Centre’s most important and active event spaces.

Edna T / Keerthana M / Farah Nadhiera Binti MF

In this project we will focus on developing research skills, graphic design, mapping exercise and utilising design software including the use of QR code. By imagining new possibilities around Albert Square and Manchester Town Hall, we will adopt strategies for research and representation by using mixed media to convey spatial arrangement, connect physical and digital infrastructure and enhance visitors’ experience. There will be series of workshops conducted by our dedicated team members to ensure everyone is catered and looked after as a team. We appreciate knowledge and skills exchange and believe everyone has something to contribute!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:26
We are collaborating with the Lendlease, who is currently working with the city council on the Townhall restoration project. They have vast experience in working with historic buildings, as well as architecture and master planning.

The main collaborator with Lendlease will be Tamara Karim who will be providing us with the necessary information regarding the project. She is interested in social value and inclusive growth-related subjects and she is working along with employees of the city council to provide opportunities for Mancunians to explore the history of Albert Square.

“Companies must start justifying their worth to society, with greater emphasis placed on environmental and social impact rather than straight economics." are the words of Dick Dusseldorp, Founder of Lendlease. So joining our group gives you an opportunity to engage with the history of Albert Square and creating an interactive design module to archive it.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 23:52
1.Revive and reintroduce historical artifacts around Manchester Town Hall to the wider community, particularly the younger generations

2.Connecting the community with the ‘story’ of the Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square using a digital platform and bridging this to the physical realm through an on-site installation as well QR code interface, making information accessible for all.

3.Enhancing the role of the square as an important landmark in Manchester as well as an interactive and educational space for the local community and tourists.

4. Preserving and replenishing green spaces in the city of Manchester to provide social spaces for the community
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:10
Name : Syahirah Hanis Abd Ghafar
Atelier : Advanced Practice
Qualification : Master of Arts with Honours, MA (Hons) in Architecture from The University of Edinburgh
Skills : AutoCAD, Animation, Detailing
Fun facts : I get motivated listening to songs with good lyrics and sushi makes me happy
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:37
Name : Elliott Taylor
Atelier : INFRA Space
Qualification : Bachelor of Arts with Honours, BA (Hons) in Architecture from The University of Huddersfield
Skills : Photoshop, Rhino and Grasshopper
Fun fact : I’m a fantastic chef but only if the dish is solely carbs
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:38
Name : Farah Nadhiera Binti Mohammad Fuad
Atelier : Advanced Practice
Qualification : Master of Arts with Honours, MA (Hons) in Architecture from University of Edinburgh
Skills : Graphic Design, Branding, Animation, Architectural and Interior Design
Fun facts: I name each of my plants that I own
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:39
Name : Keerthana Manimaran
Atelier : Continuity in Architecture
Qualification : BA (Hons) in Architecture from School of architecture and planning(SAP) Anna university, India.
Skills : sketching, photoshop,autocad, sketchup.lumion
Fun Fact : descriptive poetry, origami, travelling, photography,illustrations and abstract painting.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:40
Name : Payam Malakouti
Atelier : CPU Ai
Qualification : BA (Hons) in Architecture from The University of Nottingham Trent
Skills : Photoshop, Rhino and Grasshopper, Lumion, UE4
Fun fact: Water Melon and Pancakes are my thing
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:41
Name : Edna Thomas
Atelier : PraXXis
Qualification : BA (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Mumbai
Skills : Photoshop, Revit, Lumion, Architectural Detailing
Fun Fact: I bake when I am bored and cats make me happy
Posted 2 Mar 2021 00:42