Firstly, March students met at the site location to discuss the activities of the day. Then, at 10:00am, the undergraduate students joined, they introduced themselves, and were briefed about the project, as well as the upcoming 2 weeks work. After that, the team went on a stroll around Castelfield in order for the undergraduates to get familiar with the site. Lastly, the whole party went to the pub, in order to get to know each other better.
Posted 9 May 2023 22:20
Today, we finalised the 3D modelling and started rendering the final views for the different components. We also finalised the main cover posters, as well as put in place a presentation to show our work to the collaborators tomorrow.
Posted 17 May 2023 10:39
Collages were created to express the atmosphere of the area. These were created by the BA1 and BA2 students in order for them to develop a deeper connection and understanding of Castlefield.
Posted 19 May 2023 17:27
Based on the site visit, we did a sketching workshop for the BA1's and BA2's, to design preliminary sketches of furniture for Castlefield. We defined that they should look for precedents to aid their design of street lights, benches, planters, and bus stops.
Posted 19 May 2023 17:34
Early on in the design process, we defined a color palette and font, that were provided by the client, which we used throughout the project. As seen in the image, logos and signage were also designed to help distinguish Castlefield's identity.
Posted 19 May 2023 17:47
These are the final two options for the bus stops, which we presented to the client asking them to decide which option would suit them the best. Both options were quite similar, but in the end, the client chose option 1.
Posted 19 May 2023 17:50
We designed modular benches to allow flexibility in their placement and size. We have demonstrated variations of how the modular seating can be layed out.
Posted 19 May 2023 17:58
We designed two options for street lights. The first option was an updated version of the current street lights in the area, with new paint work, light fitting and a banner logo. The second option, was a completely new design which was inspired by the archways of the Roman Fort, and the viaduct. This incorporated a sleek light fitting, and a smaller logo.
Posted 19 May 2023 18:04
The planters were also done in a modular design, with an inset base, so that they could be stackable. The idea behind doing a modular design was to be able to change their size and arrangement so that they could be adaptable to the site.
Posted 19 May 2023 18:09
We created a template for QR codes which incorporates the new Castlefield Forum logo, for the client to be able to use this accordingly for the historical context of different parts of the site. The QR code attached, goes to the Castlefield Forum website.
Posted 19 May 2023 18:14
Through defining the elements of change for Castlefield, we feel we have changed the project from "What is Castlefield?" to "This is Castlefield".