Group 16
DRAGONSCAPES

The project Dragonscapes is located in Debdale Outdoor Centre, Gorton Manchester. We are constructing a low maintenance, accessible and environmentally-friendly pollinator garden to be used by the Paddlers for Life Manchester Dragoneers to facilitate conversation, and have coffee and cakes. We will be designing a habitat for pollinators and a well-being enriched space for the local community in hopes of enhancing the surrounding green space and promoting sustainability throughout the wider area.

Shu Yi Amanda L / Jonathan Q / Abbigayle Y / Anna G

Atelier | Making
Skills | Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, environmental design, model making
Hobbies | I love painting and drawing!
Fun fact! | I love nature and animals, and have rescued over 30 animals
Posted 12 Mar 2022 16:05
Atelier | &rchitecture
Skills | Photoshop, InDesign, Revit, CAD, design and technical skills, and can speak German
Hobbies | I am a crazy dog person and love going on walks with my dog. I also love to sit back with a beer (the German genes in me) and paint when I get the time.
Fun fact! | I have watched the TV series FRIENDS probably 10+ times and can recite quotes from most episodes.
Posted 12 Mar 2022 16:07
Atelier | Some Kind of Nature
Skills | SketchUp, Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, woodwork, sketching
Hobbies | 3D printing, playing the guitar, skateboarding, walks and architecture
Fun fact! | My fun fact is that I hate coming up with fun facts, however, "I love food, and the most exotic thing I've eaten is Kangaroo"
Posted 12 Mar 2022 16:09
Atelier | PRAXXIS
Skills | Revit, Enscape, Grasshopper, 3D modelling, drawing, infographics, visuals
Hobbies | Travelling, photography, walking, horse riding, and spending time with family and friends
Fun fact! | I have appeared on a TV programme
Posted 12 Mar 2022 16:12
Atelier | Some Kind of Nature
Skills | AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Blender3D, graphics, 3D modelling
Hobbies | I like to draw, sing and play my ukulele!
Fun fact! | I love watching horror gameplays but I am terrified of horror movies
Posted 12 Mar 2022 16:14
They are the Debdale Breast Cancer Dragonboating team, every Saturday morning they meet at the Debdale outdoor centre and paddle on the reservoir. Founded in 2012 under the Paddlers for Life banner, they enjoy weekly exercise where we don't need to talk or dwell on cancer, but look at what life has to offer and give each other emotional support. It's about having fun and reaching out for the normal after treatment. They often enjoy tea and coffee afterwards and get on well as a community.
Their activity is not only limited to dragon boating, as they often go on walks, sailing, kayaking and other social events. They are just one of over 200 dragonboat teams dedicated to supporting breast cancer survivors, as the exercise required for dragonboating is safe and therapeutic for those undergoing treatment
Posted 13 Mar 2022 19:19
The project is to design and construct low-maintenance pollinator-friendly gardens and seating on a strip of land next to the Debdale Sports Centre. The Manchester Dragoneers would like to use this area for social events, including having refreshments after paddling, while being able to care for nature and the ecosystem. We also hope to paint a mural on the wall alongside the site.

The client will provide us with some resources to use in our design, including old boats that we can reuse for planting or seating!
Posted 14 Mar 2022 21:35
The core social values aim to strengthen the co-existence between the public realm and the local ecosystems by creating enriched spaces that are designed to facilitate both collaborative and friendly interactions between people and the local environment.

The space will be a therapeutic haven for people and local wildlife, encouraging pollinators to group and flourish. The synergy between people and nature, where people can plant and invest into the garden, is a mood boosting atmosphere for both people and the wildlife that inhabit the space.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 07:15
The project will involve designing and constructing a nature friendly garden and seating area, as part of this, everyone will be involved in the design process using techniques such as hand sketching, collage, model making and more, culminating into a presentation to be delivered to the client before beginning construction. The construction on site will involve work with landscaping and planting, as well as building seating and painting a mural.
The key skills that will be developed are:
Adobe Suite skills
Architectural sketching, collage and modelling
Woodworking
Landscaping and Gardening
Teamwork
Posted 15 Mar 2022 13:04
Our first meeting with the team and the client took place out on the water! We were given the opportunity to join the Dragoneers on their dragonboats on Saturday morning. It was a lovely sunny day out on the lake, and we were able to see species like Canada geese and their goslings, coots and mallards up close from the boats. There was even a dragonboat race at the end! This was a great chance for the team to get to know the client over tea and cakes, and to see the site in person and learn about the brief.
Posted 14 May 2022 11:14
The schedule for Week 1 will be focusing on the designing and preparation phases of this project.
Posted 15 May 2022 20:43
Day 1 of MSA Live Dragonscapes begins!
With our project officially kicking off we started the day with a presentation of the site, clients and overview of the project, before setting off with concept sketching and discussions. Working as a group, we had plenty of ideas on ways to use the limited materials and budget available to us to upcycle and create a great garden area and mural. We finished the day by discussing our favourite ideas for how to use the site, ready to begin visualisation and masterplanning tomorrow!
Posted 16 May 2022 20:21
Day 2 of MSA Live Dragonscapes!
Today we began by splitting up into 4 groups, including a sketching team, masterplanning team, modelling team and a visuals team. Within our groups we created strong visual concepts which we will present to the client tomorrow afternoon. We finished the day with a group presentation so everyone got to see the work that was produced, ready for tomorrow!
Posted 17 May 2022 19:42