Group 20

Our mission is to design a new outdoor kitchen and canopy for the community at Seedly Pavilion community cafe and gardens Buile Hill Park. A thriving community in need of more sheltered outdoor space to continue all their community events, from croquet to bingo. Currently facing storage and outdoor sheltered space challenges, our plan to design a suitable shelter and further outdoor amenities in a masterplan design, to ensure the community can stay active year-round, rain or shine!

Sarah N / Olayinka TO / Boyu Q / Yan W / Emre S

Hello, I’m Sarah!

I am in Praxxis atelier, MArch year 1. I finished my undergraduate studies at the Oxford School of Architecture and I am particularly interested in disaster relief designing.

I am super excited to be working on this project for Growing Togetherness, with an opportunity to create something needed for the community, and put our creative spin on it!

Outside of architecture, I enjoy knitting and making my own clothes, and I am currently training for a marathon this year.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 11:10
Hi, I’m Emre!

I am from Antalya, Turkey and did my undergrad at the Politecnico di Milano in İtaly in architecture, Afterwards, I have started my master degree in architecture, built environment and interior. I am currently doing my exchange program in M.arch

I'm really looking forward to seeing how we can breathe new life into these historic spaces, bringing people together and creating wonderful memories for everyone involved.

Outside of Architecture I am interested in sport, travel, movies and food.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 11:21
Hello, I’m Olayinka!

I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria but completed my undergraduate studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. During my year out, I worked as a Part 1 Assistant in Hertfordshire and currently in the Infrastructure Space atelier at MSA.

I am interested in positive community transformations so particularly excited about this project to build an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant community space for everyone to enjoy.

Outside of architecture, my interests include photography, gaming and anything football related.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 12:08
Hi, I’m Boyu, finished my undergraduate in University of Liverpool. I’m in SKN. As I reflect on the project Growing Togetherness CIC, I found that the park is a bond that connects the community. The friendly and harmonious atmosphere of the community is reflected in the park. I am very excited about the theme of improving the overall practicality of the park through small renovations. I hope that people in the community can enhance their happiness through these renovations.
Posted 7 Mar 2024 15:35
Hello, I'm Wynter.

I'm from MSA Architecture and Adaptive Reuse programme, and I completed my undergraduate degree in Spatial Design at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts in northern China. For about two years after that I worked as an interior designer on a number of large commercial complex projects in Asia. At the same time, I am also a professional badminton player.

It is a great honour to join the growing togetherness group. I hope to contribute as much as I can with my experience and hope that everyone who comes to the park can have a better experience.
Posted 7 Mar 2024 17:13
1. Our site is the Seedly Pavilion community cafe and gardens Buile Hill Park. It is the oldest park in Salford and has a busy community hub for local residents. The community consists of a true mixture from the affluent houses to the north of the site, to the social housing and affordable housing schemes to the south. The area of Seedly has featured high on the deprivation index for many years.

We are all eager to contribute to this community, and help the facilities which cater for the locals who use and love this community centre.

2. Upon our first site visit we walked the grounds and met with our main contact and lovely guide, Mark. We scoped the site and were able to have a look at the existing facilities and understand the desired improvements. Finally, we wrapped up with a lunch which Co-op kindly gifted the Growing Togetherness CIC for us!
Posted 10 Mar 2024 15:37
3. Upon this visit we were fortunate enough to engage with the users of the centre and really immerse ourselves within the Seedly community! After a morning of measuring our site and sketching our initial ideas, we had a masterclass in croquet from members of the Seedly Croquet team.

4. It was a lovely opportunity to play a series of matches with them and improve our croquet games. We learned how people tended to visit the pavilion 1-3 times a week, and regularly enjoyed it as their social space. The pavilion really caters to all, from croquet to musical evenings and bingo too.

It was lovely to meet everyone and we are excited for our next visit back, particularly all looking forward to another game of croquet in the summer time.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 15:44