Group 33

Woodley, a district centre in Stockport, Greater Manchester. The main area of focus would be around how to refresh the built environment of the tired 1960s shopping precinct, with a vision for sustainable densification, which includes affordable housing, a focus on physical health and mental wellbeing, investment in high-quality public realm and the creation of additional community space. The area has served its residential catchment well for the past fifty-years but a new vision is now needed which elevates Woodley's status an attractive place to live and work in, whilst, at the same time, continuing to engage its existing catchment of elderly pensioners and working-class residents. One of the major issues faced is the rise of anti-social behavior and crime, so ideas that look to create safer spaces (particularly at night) would be very much welcomed. The opportunity exists to work alongside Joe Barratt, a local resident, Fellow of the Institute of Place Management, and co-founder of The Teenage Market, to use frameworks such as the High Street's Task Force's '4 R's of Renewal' and approaches like the 20-minute neighborhood, to design a series of place interventions and high-concept visions for development which can help inform a future urban design plan for the area. There will also be an opportunity to engage with both the local business community of small shopkeepers and nearby residents, with a focus on participatory planning and place-making.

Zemao L / Weiyi W / Stefina Stephen P / Nirupa S


Name: Nirupa Subramanian
Atelier: CPU (Ai)
Undergraduate: Anna University, India
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Rhino, Sketchup
Interests: Photography, Painting, Travelling, Cooking
Dissertation: Use of nano-based insulation materials to improve building energy performance.
Fun fact: My memory is really good when it comes to dates or events that I've experienced.
Fav TV show: You, Dark, Rick and Morty
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:25

Name: Weiyi Wang
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: Manchester School of Architecture(Praxxis)
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Revit, Rhino
Interests: Travelling, snowboarding, scuba diving
Dissertation: The impact of material spaces have on learning experience in archiecture education
Fun fact: I have swum with dolphins and shark
Fav TV show: Rick and Morty, Bones
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:28

Name: Zemao Liu
Atelier: Flux
Undergraduate: Xi'an Architecture Technology University, China
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Rhino, Sketchup, Autocad
Interests: Basketball, Table Tennis, Thinking
Dissertation: Ambiguous Space: the research of transparency in Western architecture and 'Garden Nature' in Eastern architecture
Fun fact:  I like sophisticated without being ostentatious architecture
Fav TV show: Breaking Bad
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:28

Name: Faezeh Tahannazif
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: Azad University, Iran, Tehran
Skills: Photoshop, AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup
Interests: reading, watching a movie, travelling, painting
Dissertation: The influence of Iranian religion and prejudice on traditional Iranian architecture
Fun fact: I can cook traditional Iranian food.
Fav tv show: friends
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:43

Name: Stefina Stephen Palliyil
Atelier: Praxxis
Undergraduate: Anant National University, India
Skills: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Rhino, Sketchup
Interests: Art, story writing, sketching, finding new places
Dissertation: Looking into Parametricism through a feminist perspective
Fun fact: I can write with one hand..
Fav TV show: TBBT
Posted 13 Mar 2023 18:47

Joseph Barratt is representing IPM(Institute of Place Management), our main collaborator for this live project. Joe is the Co-founder of the Teenage Market and the Junior Fellow at the Institute. His work over the past years has involved developing successful creative projects in town and city centres. He helps to create unique destinations which provide a vibrant and diverse offer, powered by the local community. This time, he chose to do something for his hometown-Woodley. A place that has served the local community well for the past 50 years and needs a change for a better future.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:01
For this cooperation, the purpose is firstly to create an ideal community with high quality and high attractiveness, and at the same time provide additional community space to connect various communities. Second, create safer spaces that deter antisocial behavior and crime. Finally, while continuing to appeal to pensioners and working residents, there is a need to attract those who would prefer to visit nearby Romiley or Marple.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:05
We are looking for peeps with a keen interest in sketching/ digital art and a bit of research. In this project, you will get to learn these software (tips & tricks) on an urban scale so there is no compulsion in knowing all just a keen interest to learn the new!
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:09