Group 09

We are a student-led team working collaboratively with Hive Projects, ARUP, Sheppard Robson, RSK & Manchester College Film to explore potential design options for the exciting new Village Green which was proposed in the Strategic Regeneration Framework for the North Manchester General Hospital Site. Community Calls' primary aim is to begin to explore ways in which the proposed Village Green could be designed and ultimately used by the community; therefore, we will be interviewing several key stakeholders and community groups of the surrounding area to produce a short film/documentary of the design process, with their view and opinions which we will share with the NHS to feed in to emerging designs. Throughout this workshop, we will be teaching and displaying the benefits of rapid prototyping, the benefits of public feedback and why user experience should be at the forefront of every design. Students will develop skills in digital modelling, InDesign, Photoshop, and key rendering programs to produce high-quality photorealistic imagery whilst having the chance to work with Manchester College Film at their studio, assisting with production of the short film!

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Welcome to Community Call!!
"Transforming the Future at North Manchester General Hospital
North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) is at the heart of an exciting vision to improve health and wellbeing for local people over the next 10 to 15 years." -NHS
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:40
Here’s a little bit of information about our external partners! Our primary external partner Hive Projects strive to deliver expert, client-focused advise for property and construction projects. Hive have an innovative and sustainable approach to buildings to ensure that all projects optimise on their social value offerings. The NHS Improvements leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. Manchester Film School are practical and hands-on school for those wishing to pursue a career in the Film & Television industry. Sheppard Robson is one of the UK’s most established architectural practices, with a reputation for thoughtful and responsible designs. Arup is a world class firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s construction.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:41
Social values
_Community network
_Health and Wellbeing

Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:45
As touched on above, during our project, you will have opportunities to learn and develop architecture visualization through a variety of digital software. Our project aims to produce architectural drawings, digital and physical models and also a final documentary film. We will offer workshops for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and 3D digital modelling, these workshops will enhance the students work and provide them with lifetime skills for working in the role of a future young Architect.
In the first week, students will understand and explore the design principles of NMGH green village with its contexts. Students are located into two groups for different tasks with 3D modelling and video editing respectively. We will provide a range of software workshops and a community workshop in Crumpsall Community Hall at the end of the first week. During the second week, students will be engaged in the design and modelling process and complete the video. This project aims to promote master planning and communication skills as well. We encourage undergraduates to produce creativity in the final output and delivery the ideas to collaborations.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:47
Abigail May
Hey Everyone, My name is Abi I am a fifth year at Manchester School of Architecture. I have chosen this MSA Live group because I am interested in healthcare architecture, patient-focused design and meeting lots of external partners.
I am in Atelier PraXXis, this atelier focuses on feminist theory and design. We spend time talking and having feminist conversions about how to make architecture a more inclusive practice. We look at feminist technologies and explore how the technical design of a building can have a positive impact on its users.
I studied at Newcastle University for my undergraduate and my graduate project was in experimental architecture where I developed a biological concrete prototype.
Work Experience:
After graduating I worked for Newcastle University and I was part of the team working on the £30M Sports centre new build and then I worked at a small practice in the Northwest and had the opportunity to independently design a Highschool building extension from stage 0 through to 7.
Scuba diving, painting, travelling and drinking cosmopolitans.
Painting large scale underwater paintings, make-up as an art form.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:50
Omkar Sanjay Salvi
Hey everyone! I’m Omkar Salvi, an M.Arch student in Year 5 at Manchester School of Architecture. I think MSA Live is a unique module where people with different backgrounds, ideologies, Architectural styles and even different skillset collaborate and work together for one project and I’m looking forward to play my part in this unique collaboration.
My studio Atelier is Infrastructure Space where we focus on the North Sea from a Macro to micro level with an ideology of working toward achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero aim through design interventions on various scales in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.
I hold a 5-Year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree from the University of Pune, India.
Work Experience:
I’ve worked in a design practice “Dream Arch Studio” based in India for a year. Currently I work part-time at Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) where I get a first-hand experience of how Hospitality Management and Administration of a large-scale institution like MUFC works.
Hobbies :
My hobbies include listening to a mixed-genre of Music, which could switch from Bollywood Music to UK Rap to Punjabi Pop Music in under 9 minutes. I also like swimming and playing Snooker, which ironically I hardly ever get to do.
Fluent in English, Hindi & Marathi.
Can cook decent Indian Food.

Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:51
Jasmine Turner
Hello! I’m Jasmine Turner, originally from Nottingham, UK. I’ve always wanted to study architecture, and I have a particular interest in Healthcare design.
I’m currently in Year 5, studying for my Masters of Architecture at the MSA in the &rchitecture Atelier
Architecture BSc (Hons) at the University of Bath (2017-2021)
Work Experience:
The Manser Practice, York (Feb – Aug 2019)
The Manser Practice, York (Feb – Aug 2020)
I’m part of the University of Manchester’s Archery committee and team, as I continued the sport from my undergrad. As well as archery, I love all kinds of boardgames, films, art, and food.
hand drawing and painting
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:52
Chang Liu
Hey everyone! My name is Chang Liu and I am from China. I am interested in human-centric architecture and this MSA LIVE project is perfect for me. I do believe it is a good opportunity to work with the experienced project team and promote health and wellbeing to the local community in Manchester.
MArch Atelier:
Continutiy in Architecture
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Work Experience:
Short-term working experience in Xinjiang Corps Survey and Design Institute in my hometown, half-year working experience in a small interior design studio in Wellington, New Zealand.
I like playing the piano and drums, also a big fan of Kpop music. I also prefer some winter sports including skiing and skating because more than half the year is winter in my hometown. As an architecture student, I love art, movies and all the cool stuff in the world.
Hand drawing and modelling
Photoshop Illustrator InDesign
New Zealand certified professional chef with over 5-years experience
Fluent in English (maybe) and Mandarin
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:53
James Jones
Hey everyone! My name is James and as the rest of my group, I am a fifth year at the Manchester School of Architecture. I had chosen this MSA Live project as I am really interested in film making and talking to new people, I also enjoy the challenge of trying to ascertain what the community want out of a project delivering that idea in a real and live format.
Currently I am in Atelier Making, this atelier focuses on Making (as the name might suggest). We spend loads of time making models and fleshing out many different design concepts and prototypes. For example, our first project consisted of rebuilding a dilapidated barn with items from within the barn, an extremely interesting project indeed.
Prior to joining MSA I had graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a bachelor of arts in Architecture.
Work Experience:
Shortly after graduating, I joined a small Architecture practice in the North West working primarily on Super homes, it was definitely an eye-opening experience.
My hobbies involve running, Jiu jitsu and cycling. I am currently training for the Conwy half marathon in November!
Fluent in English, mixed with a tiny bit of Welsh!
Green belt in Jiu Jitsu
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:54
Day 1 Schedule!

Posted 17 May 2022 16:27
We are excited to get started with Community Calls Project on our first day. The first meeting of the whole design team consists of an introductory presentation to better understand the project brief. We introduced the site and discussed the principles and goals of this project. The undergraduates began to familiarise themselves with the afternoon workshop sessions and prepare some drawings and collages.

Great start to getting involved in the Community Calls Project!

Posted 17 May 2022 16:28
The community design workshop began at 2 pm in the Crumpsall Community Hall! Everyone is welcome to express ideas and opinions about the proposed new open space.
We had prepared collage materials, craft supplies, and free refreshments for this workshop. It is a valuable opportunity to communicate with residents in the local community. The notes, drawings and collages will be analysed for the further design process in the two action weeks. Also, thank you to Nin from our primary external partner Hive Projects and students from Manchester College Film to assist this workshop!
Posted 17 May 2022 16:59
Day 2 Schedule!

Posted 18 May 2022 21:42
We guided people to express their ideas through drawings and collages during the community design workshop. And we focused on abstracting vital ideas and opinions from individual drawings.
Posted 18 May 2022 21:47
Based on the interviews and drawings, our design team created a profile of the interviewees.
The main aim was to gain a better understanding of the views of the local community and to provide a solid basis for design development.
Posted 18 May 2022 21:49

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Posted 18 May 2022 21:49
Day 3 Schedule!

Posted 18 May 2022 22:59
We are grateful to the local residents who participated in our design workshops. It was a valuable experience for us to learn about the different opinions and participate in this community project.
Posted 19 May 2022 00:02
Undergrads were asked to produce an A4/A3 printout of case studies and examples of how they want to create/visually represent their chosen profiles ideas on the green space. We encourage everyone to share ideas and discuss initial concepts for green areas.
Posted 19 May 2022 00:24
It is your time to choose your profile!
Today we discussed each person's ideas on how they could use their chosen medium to visually represent the profile on the green space. We were pleased to hear that most people used a variety of mediums in this project and began the first step of their project.
Posted 19 May 2022 01:26
Day 4 Schedule!

Posted 20 May 2022 15:15
An interview was conducted with David Baldwin from Shepard Robson by Omkar Salvi, a team member from Community Calls on the 19th of May. David Baldwin has been working on the North Manchester General Hospital project at Shepard Robson Architects from the last 2 years. The interview briefly discussed David’s opinion on the Village Green project and how the design team approached to cater to the Community of Crumpsall. He elaborately spoke about their community involvement in Crumpsall and the general concepts and objectives behind the design of Village Green.
Posted 20 May 2022 17:27
Considering the opinions provided in the profile, undergrads can use the chosen medium to create a design strategy and address individual issues in the community

Posted 20 May 2022 20:51

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Posted 20 May 2022 20:51
Day 5 Schedule!

Posted 20 May 2022 21:45
During the morning session, the undergraduates were asked to make a short presentation on their design concept.
Posted 20 May 2022 21:47
We are all excited to be involved in this community project. The schedule for the week included a community workshop, third party interview and initial design development. We spent time abstracting key ideas from local residents and transferring these into different visualizations.
Posted 20 May 2022 22:29
Day 6 Schedule!

Posted 23 May 2022 19:49
We had a video editing tutorial for students to produce the final video output, James introduced Adobe Premiere Pro and basic editing techniques.

Posted 23 May 2022 19:52
Day 7 Schedule!

Posted 24 May 2022 21:37
Final design output _ Alicia Elliott
"My design was inspired by the Manchester bee, from this base design I then added extra walking tracks and a shopping area that could include coffee shops, toilets, and restaurants. To keep the park clean I added multiple bins around the park. I wanted the space to include different ground heights to make the space feel more natural than man-made.
I also added a playground, skatepark and seating area so that the space would appeal to community members of all ages. The park is designed around a central pond that I think would add extra serenity to the area which was important to consider with the site being located right next to the hospital."
Posted 24 May 2022 21:42
Final design output _ Haneen Hamad S Alhoqail
"The proposed design ensured all her requests. For safety, lots of lighting was provided as well as separate dog parks distant from the kids' playground. The design also took into consideration accessibility, by Placing equipment and features at varying heights as well as creating wide enough routes throughout the play space. Additionally, the park is full of colorful flowers and trees."
Posted 24 May 2022 21:44
Final design output _ Rana Pauliana Budianta
"I have made shelter a main consideration by designing a seat with canopy as seen in the animation and image, with timber strips for slight privacy. This seating with a canopy is important for people to be able to sit back and appreciate the green space, even when it is raining — which happens a lot in Manchester. The sound of water contributes to the tranquillity of the space, perfect for relaxing after work. The park should also be a place for nature to flourish, including insects."
Posted 24 May 2022 21:48
Day 8 Schedule!

Posted 25 May 2022 23:07
Today, we had interviews with Nin Khoshaba from Hive Project and Warren Duffy, Head of Estates at North Manchester General Hospital. Their opinions on the proposed open space provide a lot of fresh ideas for the design development.
Posted 25 May 2022 23:08
Day 9 Schedule!

Posted 26 May 2022 23:48
Final design output _ King Yin Preston Chui
"I have learned to design architecture through a user-centred design approach. Through zooming into Sue’s profile, I was able to acknowledge specific programme requirements from a community point of view, in order to create a meaningful use of space for future development. "
Posted 26 May 2022 23:50
Final design output _ Htein (Nicolas) Lin
"Sensory elements such as sight, tactile, scent and acoustic aspects are
also crucial in the design, and they come together to promote a space with exciting features. For instance, having the holes in the walls represents all the losses from a year while allowing light to pass through and create meaningful and aesthetic patterns. The meaning of the wall can also be seen as static, identical and similar height elements which contradict the chaotic growing nature - as if the memorial walls are for eternity and frozen in time."
Posted 26 May 2022 23:53
Final design output _ Niamh O'Neill
"Landscape type drawings where I made a quick map of what to include in the park based on what my person wanted there to be. I then drew in pencil the different things like the pond or benches, later going over bits in a black fine liner and then watercolours. I placed the different layers of drawings together to give it different levels and depths and this is what I created."
Posted 26 May 2022 23:55
Final design output _ Tamar Lang
"My community member, Jasmine, asked for a green space that provides playground equipment for her children and a zen-like space filled with a plethora of flowers and Japanese gardens for the residents and hospital workers. I created this image using Sketchup, Illustrator and After Effects."
Posted 26 May 2022 23:57
Final design output _ Man Hei Siu
"The narrative of the design takes on natural and open spaces as the key driver to respond to the community members’ desires. Integrating communal areas, seating areas and bicycle paths enable a greater sense of freedom, happiness and community in an urban landscape. The food stall is an integrated component of nature that promotes a greater sense of arrival but at the same time supports small businesses to promote local cultures and diversity. The overall design promotes a greater sense of inclusiveness and openess in an ubrany densified landscape in Manchester."
Posted 27 May 2022 00:00
Final design output _ Yuet Ka Wu
"This is a piece designed for kids to integrate nature and animals. Kids can play in nature and interact with animals in a petting zoo."

Posted 27 May 2022 00:01
Day 10 Schedule!

Posted 27 May 2022 16:34
All of us have throughly enjoyed the experience of MSA Live and hope this project can help the Village Green design team with some ideas for the space based on the local communities wants and needs.
Please scan the QR code or click the link to watch our video!
Posted 27 May 2022 16:42