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THE

MAYFIELD

FOUNDATION


THE

MAYFIELD

FOUNDATION

A direct response to the conclusions drawn from the research of the submitted dissertation; a proposal for the refurbishment and extension of the derelict Mayfield Train Station looks at how an existing building can be modified to help address the growing issue of homelessness in Manchester. The dissertation considered the following: What role can architecture play in addressing the issue of homelessness? The Mayfield proposal is an attempt to rationalise this analysis and develop an architectural response that incorporates the successful ideologies that became apparent in each programme; specifically: • The generation of secure and protected space for residents • The inclusion of dedicated support systems • The integration of the building within the wider city context • The impact of architecture on mental health • The rejuvenation of derelict space and the positive impact this can have on city

Green zones, consisting of zen stair, central courtyard and the rooftop platforms


Circulation route of the public using conference spaces and the platform markets wih highlighted public zones

Circulation route of the full time residents with highlighted private zones throughout


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Axonometric of typical accommodation unit

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1 125mm clt, 5 ply 2 60mm rockwool thermal insula�on 3 12.5mm plasterboard ceiling 4 150mm services void

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5 2 x 12.5mm plasterboard 6 60mm rockwool thermal insula�on 7 125mm clt, 5-ply

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9 11 12 13 14 11 charred accoya cladding 12 �mber fixing ba�ens 13 damp proof course 14 200mm rockwool thermal insula�on

10 8 150mm services void 9 25mm fixing ba�ens 10 18mm osb board with 12.5mm plasterboard


North Elevation

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Thesis portfolio  

The Mayfield Foundation - Final Masters Thesis project.

Thesis portfolio  

The Mayfield Foundation - Final Masters Thesis project.

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