Group 19
REDISCOVERING CHADWICK DAM

In close collaboration with Tameside Council, we aim to deliver an accessible and sensitive project to the site of Chadwick Dam, evoking natural and community led qualities that are absent from the site currently. As an effort to further enrich the lives of residents and visitors to the area, this transformative project represents a close synergetic endeavour to create a lively, accessible and attainable public space. Through careful planning, community feedback and designed interventions we aim to redefine the value of Chadwick Dam as an asset of high community value. We will make Chadwick Dam an area the community can be proud of. In teams, we will work in unison to develop, design guides, masterplans and creative nodes, of which we will take to site together and engage with users of the park to not only inform our current work, but what can be possible from it.

James L / Fangge F / Jack P / Shuyan Z / Mikolaj Z

Hi everyone, I'm James!
Atelier: Infrastructure Space

I studied my Undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University before working as a Part 1 in Manchester for JH.A, of which I worked on a variety of commercial projects.

My architectural & design interests reside within sustainable material focus, placemaking & biophilic design! Having the opportunity to work in close collaboration with a team committed to the enhancement of natural space in dedicated areas is something that really excites me. I look forward to meeting everyone and can't wait to see what we can come up with!
Posted 5 Mar 2024 14:17
Hello everyone, I am Shuyan Zhang. My course is MA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse.

I studied civil engineering in China during my undergraduate studies. I have practiced at an architectural design institute in my hometown of China and worked as an assistant architect. I have been involved in designing residential, factory, and commercial projects.

I hope to help more people transform or design buildings that are suitable for their lives and uses. "To do things right, first you need to love, then technology."Looking forward to working with you to finish this project and make our skills better throughout the process.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 20:55
Hello, I’m Jack
Atelier: &rchitecture

I completed my undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University focusing on sustainability within the built environment. I did 2yrs in industry for a Janus Architecture, gaining experience with commercial and residential projects.

I am interested in placemaking and how to bring diverse communities and cultures together within a space. I enjoy the teaching aspect of our course and sharing knowledge between each other.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 21:29
Hello, I’m Fangge Fan
Atelier: Flux

I completed my undergraduate studies in China, and my major is architectural design. After graduating from university, I worked as an intern in a construction company in Shanghai for half a year.

I really enjoy making analysis diagrams, site analysis, design analysis, and character analysis. I also like typesetting my portfolio, making some posters, etc. The software of Adobe is the most familiar to me, and I will have a lot of inspiration at night.

I am looking forward to meeting you and I believe we can get along very well!
Posted 5 Mar 2024 22:51
Mikolaj Zielinski, MArch 1
Part I: Foster + Partners

Interested in gothic architecture and the natural world. Happy to share useful rhino commands and harsh truths about life in practice. Highly enthusiastic about the bing copilot tool.
Posted 7 Mar 2024 20:59
Hi everyone!

I’m Hayley McCaffer and I am the Population Health Programme Officer for Physical Activity and Ageing Well at Tameside Council. My role focuses on working with organisations and residents to develop projects and initiatives to help residents move more, more often, and help make Tameside a great place to live, work and grow older in.

I believe that all communities should have access to green spaces and opportunities to be active in the places they live, and this is why I asked the MSA team to design a more accessible Chadwick Dam. Movement is for everyone, and using a place-based approach involving the local community will help reduce existing health inequalities in that area.

Making Chadwick Dam an accessible place where everyone can be active, socialise or spend time being mindful will have physical and mental health benefits for the whole community. I am excited to see what the MSA students create!
Posted 8 Mar 2024 14:34
Our first site visit to Chadwick Dam!

13/12/23 – Our team collectively attended the site for a full walk around with representatives of the council, talking us through the history of the site and showing us what the project needs

Discussions included previous works, community awareness and how to make the park for everyone. Hayley, who we introduced In our previous blog post, has been so cooperative and keen to get started with this project and as we formulate and configure this plan for site, we find ourselves equally sharing the same growing passion! We have a bunch of activities planned and cannot wait to start them with you all!

We hope you join us to fully explore what is possible with the natural green landscape of Chadwick Dam and those that use it.
Posted 13 Mar 2024 13:36