Group 14

Our site is Chorlton - the largest district centre in Manchester with pedestrian and retail activity restricted to two intersecting busy main roads. We will work with Chorlton Community Land Trust and Chorlton Vision. Our project will focus on the benefits of well-designed public space and how it can be physically applied to Chorlton High Street. Within the action weeks we will design a public space outside the former picture house to compliment redevelopment plans and promote social interaction through immersing community into a space for rest, play, conversation, and events.

Xin S

Chorlton is the largest district centre in Manchester with pedestrian and retail activity restricted to two intersecting busy main roads. There is a lack of public space off the main highways where people can stop, rest, play, meet each other, enjoy events - spending more time in an attractive and human-scale environment. The idea is that we would like the students to research the benefits of well designed public space - "a public square" - and envisage how this concept can be physically applied to Chorlton centre.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:50
"Chorlton is a diverse and interesting place to live, with lots going on and a proud, independent outlook. We want it to stay that way – in fact we want it to be better! "
Both Chorlton CLT and Chorlton Vision devote themselves to make chorlton a more people-friendly town, and by working with residents and business, they had already drafted an initial Vision, based on their priorities and ideas, which can facilitate our design.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:01
The envisagement of "a public square" in chorlton can have many social impacts.
· Increasing people's wellbeing through having attractive, well designed, spaces, calming green areas included.
· Reducing loneliness by creating opportunities for people to meet and socialise.
· Encouraging more use of local shops and facilities thus benefiting the local economy including enhancing job opportunities.
· Reducing car use where people can see the benefit of walking through, or cycling to, attractive welcoming places, and reducing air pollution.
· Improving community safety as there would more people around with increased natural surveillance.
· Increasing a sense of pride of place in Chorlton thus increasing people's likelihood of volunteering and contributing to community resilience.
· Giving opportunities for a wider range of fresh and organic foodstuffs to be offered thus improving local health outcomes.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:17
Name : Xin Shu (Silvia)
Atelier : FLUX
Undergrad : Wuhan University & University of Dundee
Skills : Sketchup, Enscape , Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Sketching, AutoCAD
Hobbies : Hiking, Traveling, Dancing, Badminton
Archi Interest : Urban design & Urban regeneration
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:22
Name : Aye Eindra Lin
Atelier : FLUX
Undergrad : Manchester school of architecture , (Hometown : Myanmar)
Skills : Revit , Enscape , Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Sketching, Sketchup
Experience : Worked in practice for a year under a company call Medical architecture Newcastle
Hobbies : Reading a book
Archi Interest : Sustainable architecture
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:24
Name : Keating Walters
Atelier : Infrastructure
Undergrad : Manchester school of architecture, (Hometown : Nottingham)
Skills : Revit, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Lumion
Experience : Worked in Sheffield on my year out on education and industrial projects
Hobbies : Cooking/baking, plants and yoga
Archi Interest : Community engagement, Environmentalism
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:28
Name : Tan Yow Hue
Atelier : SKN
Undergraduate : Taylor's Lakeside University , Malaysia
Skills : AutoCAD, Sketchup , Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
Experience : Specialized in authority submission, Interior renovation design, worked in practice for a year
Hobbies : Fishing
Arch Interest : Loves green design
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:29
Name: Siddharth Tiwari
Atelier: MAKING
Undergraduate: Dr.D.Y.Patil school of Architecture, Pune, India.
Hometown: Pune, India.
Skills: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino+Grasshopper, SketchUp, Photoshop, Lumion, Illustrator.
Worked in practise for a year to develop working drawings & creating conceptual iterations for multiple projects.
Hobbies: Football, hiking, Cooking, gaming.
Archi interest: minimalistic, modern contemporary, biophilic design.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:30