Group 24

This project aims to reimagine the future for the town of Marple, through a creative and ambitious public realm scheme, connecting the town centre to the beautiful surrounding canals and Peak District. We will be working closely with the Marple Civic Society to produce a series of visuals and drawings for use in their summer exhibition, embracing ‘big ideas’ to fire up the imaginations of the residents of Marple. This project will allow you to push the limits of your architectural thinking and develop principles of analytical research and urban scale strategic planning. You will have full creative freedom to produce physical models, illustrative visuals, diagrams, sketches and drawings to illustrate design proposals for a number of varied and exciting sites.

Lucy H / Esraa Hazem Shawki Atia Mahmoud R / Quan Wei Y / Zhi Jing T / Ro Yee L

Hey there, I'm Royee, you can just call me Roy.

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I earned my undergraduate degree at Taylor's University. Before my journey to the UK, I spent a year as a part 1 architect at Veritas Design Group Kuala Lumpur. I am now a member of the Continuity atelier at the MSA.

My interests outside of architecture include film photography, exploring new places, and eating pastries. I've always been drawn to aesthetics, fun projects, and meeting new people. Can't wait to dive into the exciting opportunities that Marple has in store!
Posted 5 Mar 2024 18:29
Hi! I'm Andrine and I'm originally from Malaysia but grew up in North Wales.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool and worked as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant at Oxford Architects LLP in Bristol before joing MSA as a member of PRAXXIS.

I have a love for digital illustration and also sketching people in my sketchbook on-the-go while enjoying a cup of coffee in cafes.

I am excited for the opportunity to enhance the streets of Marple and I look forward to see what we'll bring to the small canal town!
Posted 5 Mar 2024 20:25
Hi, I’m Lucy!

I’m originally from Brighton and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Bath. During my placement year, I worked for Buckley Gray Yeoman Architects in their Bristol office, and I am now a member of the FLUX atelier at the MSA.

My hobbies include travelling, festivals, snowboarding and climbing. I think that this project in Marple offers a really fun opportunity for testing imaginative, fun ideas and pushing the limits - I’m excited to see what we come up with!

A fun fact about me is that I am training for a 1000km cycle from the UK to Spain in the summer.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 22:48
Hello, I'm Quan Wei, originally from Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

I completed my undergraduate studies at MSA. Before my master's degree journey, I spent a year as part 1 architecture assistant at RDC Arkitek in Johor. I am a member of & atelier now!

Beyond architecture, I enjoy immersing myself in computer games, traveling to new destinations, watching anime and competing in dodgeball. An interesting quirk about me is that I find focus by listening to loud EDM music, especially during late-night work sessions.
Posted 5 Mar 2024 23:08
Hi I am Esraa ,
I am from Egypt, but I did my undergrad in Istanbul and now I am at MSA atelier SKN .
I have worked in Istanbul and cairo as an architect on many housing projects before joining M-Arch in MSA.
The Marple project is a fun , interesting and collaborative experience that hopefully will leave a better impact on Marple and help the community’s progress toward a better town for all.
I am a basketball player, ex football player and I love doing multi media arts !
Fun fact outside architecture : I hate caramel and sweet & sour food
Posted 10 Mar 2024 17:49
Our site, Marple, is located close to the Peak District and surrounded by beautiful views to the countryside and canals. Located in the Stockport Council district, it has a rich industrial history and a strong community spirit, with a huge variety of community groups who are committed to enhancing the town and its surroundings.

The project provides an exciting opportunity to reimagine the future of Marple, enhancing the existing vibrancy and community spirit of the town whilst embracing ‘big ideas’ and creative thinking.

The core brief is a public realm enhancement scheme, designing a series of interactive installations throughout varied and exciting sites in Marple, which will establish a new route through the town, creating new incentives for increased use of the public realm and strengthening the social fabric. The proposals will additionally enhance and celebrating the existing assets in the town, including the beautiful park overlooking the Peak District, pedestrianised shopping streets and picturesque canals. The project may involve street furniture, sculpture and planting proposals, but the collaborators are keen to embrace any inventive ideas regarding alternative proposals. Our collaborators are hoping that the ideas generated from our project will fire up the imaginations of the residents of Marple, to encourage them to think outside the box about the potential of their town.

As the project is primarily about communicating big ideas which will generate enthusiasm within the community, it will encourage full creative freedom to push the limits of architectural thinking and presentation skills. The project will also facilitate development of software, visualisation, presentation and model-making skills.

Marple Civic Society was formed in 1961 with a vision of ensuring that Marple would be a ‘good place to live, work and visit’. The organisation takes an active role in shaping the future of the town and ensuring that Marple will be an increasingly vibrant and sustainable place in which to lead fulfilling lives, through projects such as consultations involving the Marple Leisure and Community Hub, and tree planting initiatives. As residents of Marple, our enthusiastic and inspiring collaborators - Joe, Andrew, Greg and Phil - are invested in the potential of our project to spark new conversations about future possibilities for Marple.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 17:55