Group 36

Our project vision is to create a unique space for the wellbeing of both Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) colleagues and patients. The aim is to renovate the courtyard which acts as the main approach and entrance to MFT’s Lime Arts + Wellbeing Centre. Lime Arts plans to collaborate with local gardening groups and commission artists to animate the space, including sculptures, and an annual gardening and growing workshops. We will develop ideas for the revamp of the courtyard in consultation with MFT colleagues, patients and artists.

Emma D / Jiajing Y / Xianglinzi S / Qiming S / Andreea-Maria A

First Group Site Visit

We had the opportunity to visit our site in December, as well as the Lime Arts Studio.

The Programme Director of Lime Arts gave us a tour around the hospital to show us the installation pieces they created for Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. We also visited the courtyard that is located outside the Lime Arts studio. Our aim as a group is to redesign this courtyard space for NHS staff as a quiet space of reflection. We all took the opportunity to take photographs, sketch out ideas and discuss our next steps.

Address: Lime Arts + Wellbeing Centre , Peter Mount Building, (entrance across ground floor courtyard) East Road , Manchester M13 0HY.
Posted 20 Feb 2024 12:49
Meeting 1

Our first meeting ~ 14/02/24

As a group, we coordinated our future meeting times and established our overall brief. Our first initial task involved brainstorming ideas for our poster to create an identity and theme to our project. We all gathered in the studio, sketched ideas together and presented them amongst ourselves. We also set out a communication strategy with our external coordinators.

Our next meeting is next week (21/02/24)

Posted 20 Feb 2024 14:06
Meeting 2

Our second meeting~28/02/2024

In this meeting, we initially delved into the poster's progress and gathered individual insights once more. Following that, our task was to plan future work and timelines to ensure the project's seamless advancement. We discussed and mapped out tasks needing completion, including the poster, budget plan, action plan, meeting schedule, and blog post. Through deliberation, appropriate tasks were assigned to each member.

Our subsequent meeting is slated for next week (06/03/24).
Posted 28 Feb 2024 17:16
An Introduction to Lime Arts...

Lime is an award winning arts and health organisation, who strive to empower NHS staff and encourage the use of creativity to support their own and patient wellbeing.

"Lime's mission is to embed the arts and creativity in the culture of healthcare at MFT to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and patients"

Lime’s Arts & Wellbeing Centre is based at the Oxford Road Campus hospital site. This includes an external courtyard leading up to the studio. This external courtyard will be the base of our project.
Posted 6 Mar 2024 20:35
Hi, I am Qiming Sun.
I am from China and joining MSA as a member of PRAXXIS. I want to try various sports and enjoy travelling, and drawing. I look forward to contributing to Lime Arts projects.
Skills: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Rhino, Indesign, Lumion, and Enscape.
Posted 10 Mar 2024 00:48
Name: Emma Davies
Studio: &rchitecture
Skills: Sketch Up, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape, MicroStation, Revit
Interests: Illustration, Visualisation, Painting, Community-Driven Architecture, Urban Design
Posted 10 Mar 2024 13:29
Name: Andreea Antoche
Studio: Flux
Skills: Sketch Up, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
Interests: Illustration, Painting, Graphic Design, Sketching, Animation
Posted 10 Mar 2024 19:41
Hello everyone! My name is Xianglinzi Shan , but everyone calls me Lyn. I'm from China and I'm doing the MA of Architecture and Adaptive Reuse. I worked for five years before I came to Manchester and do a masters.I understand the work of architectural design Institute and have a lot of working experience in architecture. If you have any questions about this industry, you can ask me.
Skills: Sketch Up, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape
Posted 11 Mar 2024 13:38
We are based in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, south of the University of Manchester, 20 minutes walk from Manchester Metropolitan University and 10 minutes walk from the University of Manchester. Easy access to the base.
The project was to make some changes to the courtyard of Lime Art Studio. The studio focuses on the mental health of medical professionals and provides some healthy activities to help people relax.
Dawn, the studio head, made several key points. First, the wall on the right hand side of the entrance gate to the courtyard may be able to do something interesting; second, she thinks that these air conditioners are very ugly and hopes to cover them up; third, the ground drain cannot be moved, which needs to be taken into account in the design.
In general, this project is not large, but it is very interesting. How to make reasonable use of this courtyard, make the maximum value of it, and help the studio complete a courtyard space in line with the intention of the studio.
Posted 11 Mar 2024 14:23
Name: Yu Jiajing
Studio: Architecture adaptive and reuse
Skills: Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketch UP, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, V-ray
Interests: Parametric Architecture, Metaverse, Brutalism
Posted 14 Mar 2024 17:22
Meeting 3

Our first meeting ~ 14/03/24

In this meeting, we first summarized the work we have completed, posters and blogs, and then we focused on the follow-up schedule and plans. We listed the things that the project will do, and estimated the deadline for each thing, as well as the possible costs of each thing. To ensure that our project can proceed smoothly. At the same time, we contacted the project leader DAWN and made an appointment for the next meeting.

Our next meeting is next week (19/03/24)
Posted 17 Mar 2024 11:34