Group 10

The Stalybridge Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) celebrates the rich heritage and culture of Stalybridge. Whilst receiving 1.5 million commuter journeys annually, very little of this footfall reaches the town centre. Our challenge is to encourage people from places along the wider train connection network in Manchester, Leeds and beyond to visit and enjoy Stalybridge! We want this project to be led by you and your ideas of how to get more people to visit Stalybridge. We imagine our action weeks to look like lots of research and mapping with data and site analysis to identify what makes Stalybridge great! Then creating a narrative of Stalybridge and advertising it to the people of Manchester.

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Grace T / Gwen C / Maxwell W / Zhe C / Miwa Y

Hello , I'm Gwen !

I graduated from Mysore School of Architecture , India and I am currently in the Some Kind of Nature atelier. I like vernacular and sustainable approaches towards architecture and design and also really nedry about History of Architecture ! I do also like to read , run ,travel , swim and do a little bit of surfing sometimes .
Looking forward to meeting my new group mates and having a fun collaborative MSA Live !
Posted 13 Mar 2023 15:01
Hi I’m Miwa, from Japan and did my undergrad at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

I’m in the Architecture and Adaptive Reuse course. I especially like building retrofit. I'm excited about working on this project with new group mates in MSA Live.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:53
Hi I'm Zhe Chen and I'm from China. I did my undergraduate studies at Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology.

I'm in FLUX atelier and I like buildings that actually solve problems. I’m excited about attracting people to Starlybridge in our MSA Live project.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:39
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:42
Hi I’m Grace! I’m from London and did my undergrad at The University of Nottingham.

I’m currently in the PRAXXIS atelier and am a huge advocate for sustainable architecture particularly embodied carbon. I’m really excited to be looking into sustainable transport systems as part of getting people to visit Stalybridge!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:43
Hiya I'm Max and I'm from Medway. I did my undergrad at the University of Nottingham and I'm currently working in the Infrastructure Space atelier.

As a student of Infra I have a keen interest in networks and I'm curious to explore how Stalybridge can improve its connections to its wider context.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 21:28
A great start to day 1 of MSA LIVE for group 10! We started the day with a briefing on the town of Stalybridge and our project brief. Then we had an ice-breaker task where we had five minutes to draw the person sitting opposite. This was a very funny task which discovered some true artists amongst us!

We then split into two groups, 'culture' and 'infrastructure' and all got started on some site analysis, drafting our 'all about Stalybridge' leaflet and planning our site visit tomorrow.

In the photo above, you can see the infrastructure team hard at work, finding out all the different ways you can get to Stalybridge on public transport.
Posted 9 May 2023 14:52
We visited Stalybridge and toured the town centre. Our culture group focused mainly on the heritage that provides the backdrop to Stalybridge and the infrastructure group looked at the business situation and transport links in the town. We also explored the site for a new tram station, which is planned to extend from Ashton and connect to Manchester city centre and Stalybridge in 2040. We will summarise the tram station proposal in the publication at the end of this project. At the end of the site visit we walked through Cheetham Park and had a view of the city centre from the top of the hill.

We will be working on the publication on campus tomorrow.
Posted 10 May 2023 17:34
Day 3
Post our visit to Stalybridge yesterday we got together today and we spoke of our ideas and worked on their development. The infrastructure group worked on the mapping of the ideas that were discussed on Day 1 and fresh ideas since the visit to Stalybridge. The culture and heritage group sketched ideas for the heritage walk and then started work on our leaflets and publication.
Posted 11 May 2023 16:01
Work begins on the tram stop proposal.
Posted 12 May 2023 14:59
What a brilliant start to week 2 by group 10! Feeling fresh, we were ready to build on our ideas from last week and combine them to reach the best final design for our clients. We can really see the value of having a wide range of degree courses and year groups. Every person brings something different and unique to the table and it’s so refreshing to be a part of. Today we finished the day with a solid, final site masterplan and we are ready to delve into more of the finer details tomorrow!
Posted 15 May 2023 22:56
Final GA drawings started today. Elevations, sections and plans of the tram stop proposal completed in a variety of mediums.
Posted 16 May 2023 20:29
Today , we had an informal review of everything that we worked on so far. We had a quick recap of everything that we did since the beginning of the week , decided on styles and how we were to get ahead in putting together the flyers , our final proposal and the publication.
Posted 17 May 2023 13:54
Today was our final prep day before presenting our ideas to Tameside Metropolitan Council tomorrow morning, so it was a busy one with lots of collaboration ensuring all our drawings were consistent. Here is a sneak peek of our design, shown through a section cutting through the site showing our landscape proposals with the new tram stop in the background.
Posted 18 May 2023 21:29
A perfect ending!

Over the past two weeks we have been thinking deeply about the question "How do we invite people to Stalybridge? After an initial site study we discovered the unique history and site memory of Stalybridge. By building a tram station on the site of the old town hall, people can experience the unique culture of Stalybridge from the moment they arrive. Today we put together the work and ideas of all the team members. A final presentation took place in the morning. The presentation showed our proposal for the landscaping and tram station in the cultural heritage site in the heart of the city. This proposal shows our vision for Stalybridge. This is the end of MSA Live but a new beginning for Stalybridge.
Posted 19 May 2023 11:56