Name: Wenkai Zhang
Role: Secretary
Course: Master of Architecture
Atelier: Making
Specialities: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino
Personal Intro: Hi, I'm an architect with a passion for designing large-scale public buildings and urban spaces. I'm excited to bring my skills in creative problem-solving and innovative design to any project. Let's work together to create inspiring and functional spaces that enrich people's lives.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 12:47
Our collaborator ‘FOR TYLDESLEY’ are a foundation, involved in the heritage action zones programme: a national initiative aimed at revitalizing historic high streets across the UK. Through its involvement, ‘FOR TYLDESLEY’ is contributing to the improvement of the high street, creating a more attractive, engaging and vibrant environment for people to live, work, and spend time in the town. The programme is being funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with additional support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is being run by Historic England. The High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme is centered around three main components, including physical works to buildings, cultural activities and events, and local community involvement. Through these strands, the programme aims to support the repair and reinstatement of lost features of historic buildings, facilitate cultural activities and events to celebrate the history of the high street, and provide a platform for local communities to have a say in shaping the future of their high street. FOR TYLDESLEY's involvement in this initiative underscores its commitment to the revitalization of high streets and its dedication to improving the quality of life for local communities.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 17:43
Day 01 – Software Tutorials by Year 5 Students

Team Skill Sharing!

Throughout the afternoon the 5th year students conducted software specific tutorials (including Indesign, Illustrator, and Digimaps) for the BA students in order to improve their skills, ready for the design outputs over the next two weeks.

The day ended with a final group discussion / reflection, which included a briefing of the tasks for day 2.
Posted 9 May 2023 16:56
Day 04-Group chit chat session

Summarizing and Reviewing the Day

After the activity, the Year 5 students summarize and reviewed the activity outputs. We discussed the feedback received from the residents that day on subsequent operations. We also evaluated the activities of BA students, and adjusted our next actions according to the feedback of this week's actions.
Posted 15 May 2023 11:02
Day 05- Compiling the Questionnaire Results

Reading through the questionnaires!

The questionnaire responses from the Tyldesley community were organised in order to clearly understand the needs and aspirations of the local community ready for the design stage. The questionnaire data was also visually analysed through the creation of charts and graphs. The collected data and information were then discussed and filtered by the team.
Posted 15 May 2023 16:49
Day 06-Explaining the Masterplan

Let's get to work!

After collaboratively coming up with a suitable plan drawing based off of the public consultation feedback, the 5th Years shared and explained the design decisions on the overall layout of Ponky’s Park. The day was proceeded with the BA students proposing their pergola roof design.
Posted 16 May 2023 16:11
Day 07- Individual Tutorial

5th Year Advice!

In the afternoon, Rebecca provided a one-on-one tutorial to a BA student to help her understanding of construction detailing. She offered advice on the student’s personal scheme in an area she was struggling with by providing reference images and sketches. This tutorial, although outside of the MSA Live project work, provided the BA student with the confidence to go home and continue with her BA2 portfolio work whilst also improving their team relationship ready for day 8!
Posted 17 May 2023 15:56
Day 08- Refining the Model

Let's plant trees together!

This morning, our team’s task was to add trees and some shrubs to the model. The trees used for the site model were first measured to ensure that they accurately represented the positions and sizes of the real trees within the green space in Tyldesley.
Posted 18 May 2023 15:37
Day 09- Publication finalization

Team Effort makes the dream works!

The team collaboratively completed the publication for the submission.
Posted 19 May 2023 13:32