Group 27

"Elev8Stockport" embarks on the transformation of three vacant sites in Stockport, contributing to the dynamic regeneration of the city over a 3–10-year period. The project will focus on creating temporary, meanwhile uses for the sites, blending sustainability, creativity, and community engagement. From a Grade II listed Railway Viaduct to a two-story office block and a vacant warehouse our diverse sites offer a spectrum of design possibilities and by animating these spaces, we aim to make them accessible to the public and local businesses, aligning with council objectives on health, wellbeing, and climate action. This initiative not only addresses the immediate needs of the community but also contributes to the long-term vision for Stockport's evolution. The proposed deliverables include a comprehensive physical model showcasing the urban landscape and the proximity of all three sites, alongside detailed renders for each individual location. Throughout the process, skills such as innovative design thinking, community collaboration, and sustainable urban planning will be cultivated, fostering a collaborative and forward-thinking approach to city development.

Osian R / Ryan DR / Yunshen Z / Yara S / Yi Ping K

Name: Yara Sneij
MA Course: Architecture and Adaptive Reuse
BA Course: BEng Architectural Engineering
Skills: Revit, SketchUp, Model Making, Rendering, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

Hello, I'm Yara, a BA graduate of the University of Leeds, originally from Syria and raised in the UAE. My interests lie in optimizing occupant satisfaction through thoughtful design and repurposing neglected spaces. Excited to contribute to MSA Live and collaborate with the team on this project. Looking forward to making a positive impact together!
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:36
Name: Yunshen Zhang (Peter)

BA Course: BEng at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University.

Atelier: CPU

Interests: Hi, this is Peter, I'm passionate about exploring intriguing spaces through travel and gaming. I love meeting fascinating people and sharing adventures with them.

Skills: Design, Architecture Design, Rhino, PS, AI, ID.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:37
Name: Osian Roberts

BA Course: I completed my undergraduate studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

Atelier: Flux

Interests: I have a keen interest in watching and playing rugby as well as coastal walking. Regarding architectural interests, I have a passion for conservation and reuse projects.

Skills: Sketching, Model Making, Revit, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:38
Name: Ryan Dinsdale-Round

BA Course: BA (Hons) Architecture, Hull School of Architecture
Atelier: CPU
Interests: Exploring the incorporation of large language models (LLMs) within the architectural realm to streamline tasks and processes, such as documentation, CAD software, and feasibility studies.
Skills: Proficient in Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Rhino3D & Grasshopper, Full Microsoft 365 Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Procreate, Lumion, & Programming Languages.

Hello, I'm Ryan, a Master of Architecture (MArch) student with experience working on various residential and commercial projects. I completed my BA (Hons) in Architecture with First-Class Honours at Hull School of Architecture and was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Award. My academic research focused on the influence of phenomenology on Steven Holl's design processes and critical thinking. I'm excited to contribute to MSA Live and collaborate with the team on this project, bringing my skills and passion for innovative architectural solutions to the table.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:39
Name: Charlize Kam

BA Course: BA (Hons) Architecture, Kingston School of Art

Atelier: &rchitecture

Interests: Travel, cooking, sleep & photography

Skills: Model Making, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, Revit, Enscape, Lumion, AutoCAD,
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:41
First Site Visit!

On the 29th of January 2024, we met on-site with our collaborator Laura Green from the Stockport MDC.
Laura introduced the group to the town of Stockport and the Stockport 8 development, highlighting key sites and their cultural identity.
After the introductory talk, Laura took the group around Stockport to the three key sites in the Stockport 8 brief and we discussed potential uses for the three spaces which are:
The Arches: Transform the viaduct railway arches into a vibrant cultural hub. Each arch can house a different cultural expression, such as art galleries, small theatres, and music studios. The space between the arches can be utilized for open-air performances.
Office Block: Convert the two-story office block into a co-working and innovation centre. The upper floors can house collaborative workspaces for startups and entrepreneurs, fostering creativity and innovation. The ground floor can be transformed into a technology showcase and interactive exhibition space. This mixed-use concept will attract professionals, tech enthusiasts, and businesses looking for collaborative opportunities.

Warehouse (Formerly Garage Door): Reimagine the warehouse as an indoor marketplace and food hall. The interior can host a mix of local stalls of independent businesses, showcasing handmade crafts, unique goods, and locally produced food items. The outdoor space can be transformed into a vibrant community garden and seating area, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. This project will celebrate the creativity of Stockport's local community.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:42
Second Site Visit

On the 6th of March 2024, Peter and Osian from the group traveled to Stockport for the second time.
They met with the collaborators at the Stockport MDC office to discuss the progress so far and potential outputs for the project. The priority of the meeting was to discuss the project name “ELEV8 STOCKPORT” and to get feedback on the proposed site uses.
The final output of the project was also discussed and visuals with a physical model were chosen.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 20:43