Group 25

Green Corridor Gateway are teaming up with Friends of Chapel Street Park in Levenshulme to design and build a masterplan for Bluebell Green. This shared neighbourhood garden is the gateway to Manchester’s green corridor and needs our help to make it more welcoming and accessible to the community! Join us in studio for Week 1 as we design, draw and collage a masterplan to share with the neighbourhood, then bring your green thumbs in Week 2 as we create willow structures and moguls on site.

Rachel Amy P / Natalia F / Meijun L

Meet the Team!

Name: Natalia Fijalkowska
Year: M.Arch1
Atelier: Flux
BA Architecture: Manchester School of Architecture
Part 1 Placement: N/A

Interests & Skills: Walks, dogs, working out, food & Netflix. I predominantly use InDesign, Photoshop and Revit.

What gardens mean to me: Gardens are an escape from reality of life for me; a space where I can think, relax, and connect to the surrounding nature!
Posted 15 Mar 2022 11:05
Meet the Team!

Name: Rachel Amy Price
Year: M.Arch1
Atelier: SKN
BA Architecture: MSA
Part 1 Placement: Leach Rhodes Walker

Interests & Skills: I am interested in photography, tennis, wild camping, whittling and guitar; I am also a qualified yoga teacher. My CAD skills include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, After Effects, plus AutoCAD and SketchUp. I also studied Foundation Art & Design at MMU.

What gardens mean to me: Gardens are a place for respite and reflection, exploration, relaxation, bird watching, connection with nature, connection with people, BBQs, and growing and cultivating fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 11:06
Meet the Team!

Name: Meijun Liu
Year: M.Arch1
Atelier: &rchitecture
BA Architecture: XJTLU
Part 1 Placement: N/A

Interests & Skills: I’m interested in DIY and hand making. Also, I love to record the memory through film. I use Rhino, Photoshop and InDesign.

What gardens mean to me: For me, a garden means good mood. When I was little, I played in my garden with my best friends: it's one of the most accessible natural spaces for urban residents. I enjoy having a walk through the garden or along the water, it's a relaxing time for me where I can just focus on nothing but the fresh air and shade of the trees.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 11:12
Meet the Team!

Name: Baoxin Yang
Year: M.Arch1
Atelier: FLUX
BArch Architecture: JLJU
Part 1 Placement: Tianjin Meixin Architectural Design Co.

Interests & Skills: I really enjoy travelling and photography. Also, I enjoy the sport of archery because it allows me to practice staying focused on things. I use Revit, SU, AI, PS and ID.

What gardens mean to me: For me, it can be a memory of running through the grass with a kite as a child. It can also be a relief from the stress of a busy school day. With the increasing urbanization and population growth, parks are becoming more and more of a specimen of a scattered concrete forest.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 11:15
Meet the Partners!

Friends of Chapel Street Park

The group came together in 2020 to rejuvenate the park and to make use of the abandoned bowling green which is now a community garden. 

The vision of the garden is: 
'To create a wildlife friendly space for the whole community to enjoy that is educational, safe and welcoming’. 

FCSP's Values: 
Kindness: We are empathetic, respectful and put local people at the heart of everything we do. 
Trust: We trust in each other and are all accountable and reliable to your local community park and community garden.
Education: Provide a welcoming, positive and safe learning environment. 
Environment: Leading by example to bring back and support a rich biodiversity. 
Inclusion: We want everyone to feel safe and welcome.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 11:18
Week 1 Activities
Posted 12 May 2022 17:25
Week 2 Activities
Posted 12 May 2022 17:25
Our Site: Bluebell Green in Chapel Street Park
Posted 12 May 2022 22:33
Our Site: Bluebell Green in Chapel Street Park
Posted 12 May 2022 22:33
On our first day, Green Corridor Gateway met our partners, Vicky and Kate, for an online introduction and leader training talk to ensure our safety on site. In the afternoon we visited the site for a tour from Kate, and then met partners Jen and Cathy and their kids to hear about their aspirations for Bluebell Green. We took photos, drew sketches and discussed their plans for the garden.
Posted 16 May 2022 19:22
Day 1- A compilation of pictures from our site visit!
Posted 17 May 2022 11:16
In the morning of day 1, we knew each other and did ice breaker! Everyone did a sketch to describe their dream garden. Nice start!
Posted 17 May 2022 12:33
In the afternoon of day 1, we visited the site and met our friends in Bluebell green. Excellent sketches we did!
Posted 17 May 2022 12:40