Group 22

We are going to focus on re-designing and re-branding an existing café that will serve as an inclusive and accessible space, to welcome a multi-generational clientele. The Café is located in the New Covenant Church in Levenshulme and is integrated into the local community, serving as a linchpin where people meet and socialize. Cup of hope proposes that the re-design and re-branding of the café will help it to improve its local outreach and meet more people with its message of hope. Skills To represent our design intent for the interior space we want the students to create a 1:10 physical model. They will develop physical modeling techniques and digital modeling techniques incorporating an introduction to 3D printing. The students will also experiment with graphic design and participate in exercises in order to rebrand the café.

Maria-Catrinel B / James R / Yifan S / Ya F / Zihao H / Ahmed Mohamed Reda Abdallah A

Name: Ya Fu
Atelier: Some Kind Of Nature
Undergraduate University: Beijing University of Technology
Hometown: Beijing,China
Software Skill: Rhino, Sketch Up, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
Posted 19 Mar 2023 20:33
Name: Ahmed Ali
Atelier: MAKING
Undergraduate university: Robert Gordon University
Software skill: Sketchup, 3DMax, Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Indesign, Lumion
Posted 19 Mar 2023 21:12
Name: Zihao Huang
Atelier: Making
Undergraduate University: University of San Francisco
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Software Skill: SU, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign,Enscape
Posted 19 Mar 2023 21:56
Name: Yifan Si
Atelier: Flux
Undergraduate University: Jilin Jianzhu University
Hometown: Jiangsu, China
Software Skill: Rhino,Maya, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign,Keyshot
Posted 21 Mar 2023 22:05
Name: James Rule
Atelier: Making
Undergraduate University: University of Liverpool
Hometown: Falmouth, United Kingdom
Software Skill: Rhino, Grasshopper, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
Posted 21 Mar 2023 22:31
The Cup of hope project is located in an old building in Levenshulme, Manchester. The building is furnished with old furniture and is quite cramped. A new design for these spaces is something that is needed.
Posted 22 Mar 2023 11:49
Meet our collaborator from the Highway Hope Charity!

Oje is a true science babe with a background in cell biology and an in Biomedical science. She moonlights as project manager for Highway Hope and loves it!
Posted 28 Mar 2023 18:58

The Cup of Hope team aims to explore a range of skills from model-making to graphic design, branding strategies, and everything in between, to successfully re-brand, re-design, and re-fresh the identity of the existing Highway Hope Charity cafe and gift shop spaces. Some of the softwares we would like to use to bring our design to life include, but are not limited to: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, and Photoshop.
Posted 28 Mar 2023 19:11
Highway Hope Charity is a non-profit social enterprise established in 2014. They are a social enterprise that transforms, empowers and support local residents within Levenshulme, Longsight and Gorton through a range of multipurpose cultural, social and learning activities .

They currently offer a wide range of services and activities that support over 300 local residents monthly including Food bank initiative and discount food shop, free community cafe, charity shop, supplementary education for all age groups and mental health support services amongst others.

They would like us to help transform their small cafe space and adjacent charity shop into a well-functioning, inclusive, revenue-generating, welcoming community space, through a total makeover and re-branding strategy that will help them to continue spreading their message of hope in the local community and beyond!

"At Highway Hope our mission is to transform lives through diligently serving our community."

Find out more about Highway Hope:
Posted 28 Mar 2023 20:32
Name: Maria-Catrinel Bosoi
Atelier: Continuity in Architecture
Undergraduate University: Manchester School of Architecture
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Software Skill: SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape
Posted 28 Mar 2023 20:34