Our third task was to produce a visual including site context to illustrate the atmosphere of the new structures proposed. The group developed a wide range of visuals where the different scenarios on site were addressed. From structures adjacent to the riverbank, to bridges going under archways and floating structures. Art installations were used to create intriguing environments that would improve user experience on site and increase pedestrian flow in the area next to the river. An example visualisation is shown above!
Posted 14 May 2021 11:55
Our group signage strategy consists of two styles of sign - intermediate markers and interactive wayfinding signs. We have incorporated light beacons in order to promote a sense of safety and place-orientation. The interactive style of signage, shown above, provides a dynamic accessibility to the evolving riverscape, creating a user interface in a growing digital world...
Posted 14 May 2021 12:17
Today the landscaping and furnishes group worked on producing a number of visuals that describe multiple aspects of the landscaping theme. These aspects include the incorporation of furniture, consideration of split levels and the thresholds between pathways. These pieces of work provide a visual representation of each aspect which will be applied to the masterplan and respond to the changing context to provide one consistent route. An example visualisation is shown above!
Posted 14 May 2021 12:20
What a week! A fantastic start to the Blueline project with full engagement from both our MArch and BA students. Despite the difficult circumstances working online this year, the team have been proactive and enthusiastic and we are proud of the work produced this first week. From interactive signage, modular structural systems and contextual urban landscaping, our overall masterplan strategies have been resolved and are ready in place for specific site analysis and prototype-implementation on Monday!
Posted 14 May 2021 16:55
Today is the big presentation day! We are presenting our two week project work back to Tom Bloxham and Oliver Clarke of Urban Splash, Louise Wyman of Manchester City Council and Edward Fox of Manchester School of Architecture. This morning we shall be finalising and running through the presentation - practising our oratory skills. Throughout the week we have collated this BLUELINE TEAM photo collage - it is fantastic to see everyone's lovely faces altogether!