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communication institute

Opening Ancoats A communication Institute is a mixed use vocational studies facility, a response to economical and social situation in Ancoats, Manchester. Taking into account 2015 shift in mandatory education till 18 years old, apprenticeship is encountered as a prerequisite to develop skills and adjustability to the future market. The institute disapproves of the existing enclosure and stagnation in Ancoats Conservation Area. In order to blur the physical and functional borders and become accessible for a variety of users, the building provides a variety of functions developing communication skills.


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Ancoats contextual study

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physical occupied unoccupied fenced off unoccupied occupied

new built

comparison of Ancoats’ economics on a global scale number and types of businesses in the area

1807

1850

1950

2012

development of infrastructure and urban environment in Ancoats

Colour coding of plots in Ancoats Conservation Area showing percentage of a type of area Fragmentation of Ancoats

design for people

disconnection between the conservation area and the older residential Ancoats

opening up of buildings instead of enclosure


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programmatic development

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18 16 2015

collaboration

industry

skills confidence

developing future

the policy changing the mandatory age for education from 2015 can increase a need for new schools, ones that will attract the 10% of students not attending them currently. A inclusion of industry provides skills for employability, while ability for communication and collaboration can enable adjustments to future trends within industries


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location

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buildings

infrastructure

existing residential

Ancoats Conservation Area

districts

redeveloped area

N

shopping mall

1:1250 location plan

services

assembly

industry

activity

one-to-one discussions

presentations

noisy environment

collaboration

education

communication

range of activities


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future projection

10041345 3xD context of the Conservation Area

projected dynamics of the area

current partial use of buildings

future higher developments educational spaces uniting building’s functions

possible expansion of printing industry to other buildings

separation of building for lease if the industry contracts

patinated copper visualises passing time


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N 1:500 context plan


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form development

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movement in the area

conceptual model exploring borders of site

distribution of program

structure and location of functions

entrance location

climbing wall as an important feature

materiality model with distinction of functions


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N

1:200 ground floor plan

boiler room

recycling room

gym

assembly hall

climbing wall

printing room

library


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N

1:200 first floor plan


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N

1:200 second floor plan


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1:200 Bengal street entrance elevation

1:200 Loom Street elevation side elevation


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1:100 Blossom Street elevation side elevation

1:200 back elevation


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1:100 longitiudal section

section line


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1:20 facade detail

1:50 cross section

1:20 facade detail

section line


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facade materiality

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copper facade materiality

visualisation assembly hall

print qualities of the facade

concept close look at a CMYK print and perforated copper facade

exploded facade


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activisation of ancoats

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Ancoats interconnecting places a future possible paths residential of movement with an number of residents inclusion of night illumination of streets. Paths residential interconnect places of interest various groups, number offor residents residential number of residents the more varied the moreresidential active the path is number of residents work spaces

work spaces work spaces work spaces public areas/ buildings

public areas/ buildings public areas/ buildings public areas/ buildings institute

Blossom Street places

institute institute roads and paths institute residential number of residents

work spaces

roads paths groundand floor lighten roads spacesand paths roads paths groundand floor lighten connecting paths spaces ground floor lighten spaces ground floor lighten path connecting connecting paths spaces with blossom street connecting paths

day time attraction of users

night time presence of building

path connecting connecting paths with blossom street path connecting with blossom street pedestrian crossings path connecting with blossom street public areas/ buildings

pedestrian crossings pedestrian crossings bus stops crossings pedestrian bus stops bus stops

institute

bus stops

roads and paths

ground floor lighten spaces connecting paths

building becomes a node in the area


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functions of building as seen from an entrance


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functions and communication

10041345 3xD cafe and library

climbing

library and a cafe area

a range of uses for a range of groups

corridor for climbing

activities attracting individuals and groups, events activating the spaces


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functions and communication

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design and cost calculation

printing

custmer service

finishing

recycling printing rooms for apprentices

serving community printing services in the building

educational spaces

assembly hall

upstairs educational areas

larger group space for a variety of activities

distribution of spaces for teaching and individual studies towards the ends of floor for quieter environment


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back of the building with the outdoor activity area

the night activity around the building


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impression of the building from Loom St

section line


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physical section through the building


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exhibition preparation

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Contextualising

The exhibition area has been perceived as an environment for adjustments and preparation of journey though the existing physical context. For that reason a series of measurements has been taken, together with understanding areas for movement and distribution of essential objects. As a group work starting from group brainstorming several ideas has been tested and adjusted, taking into consideration precedents for materiality and construction.

material precedents

measurement of the exhibition area

one of the propositions

initial proposition

developed function of the shelving

uncovered steelstructures

structure used for an exhibition in AA


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WORK EXPERIENCE

5 weeks experience in a medium size practice. I have prepared drawings in Photoshop for meetings with clients. I have mastered Microstation in the first days and have worked on cad drawings of offices, hotels and shopping centres. Furthermore I have learnt modelling in Sketch Up.

Paulina Kowalska PART1 Architectural Assistant

COMPETITIONS

paulkowalska@gmail.com 07565615080

EDUCATION

MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

TUR(I)NTOGREEN 12.2012 An independent student competition based in Turin, which involved master planning of residential district including urban farming. I have initiated a group of house mates to gain experience a residential sustainable project and preparing a competition entry. It has been submitted within a pressurised deadline.

AWARDS

2010- 2013 BA(Hons) Architecture predicted degree 2:1 master planning, mixed-use developments,

NORTHWEST TIMBER TRADE ASSOCIATION AWARD 06.2012 I have been managing a team that has proposed a ‘Repetition’ pavilion for Dunham Massey Park, It has been praised for design and detailing which lead to receiving an award for unconstructed project. As the time span was tight I had to distribute tasks between team members and decrease group anxiety.

0704 HIGH SCHOOL IN GDYNIA, POLAND 2008-2010, International Baccalaureate 35 points Higher level: Mathematics- 5, Geography- 6, Visual Arts- 6 and English- 6, Standard Level: Physics- 6, Polish- 5

SKILLS

ESA ARCHITECTS | Internship 06.2011 - 07.2011 | London

ACTIVITIES SOFTWARE autocad 2D | advanced sketch-up, V-ray | advanced 3dsMax, Mental Ray | self- taught photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator | advanced microstation 2D | advanced

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY IT ROVER 2011I am helping students around the campus having problems with Macs, CS6 and printing. It has improved my communication skills and problem solving

MANUAL physical model making wood, metal, plaster workshop laser cutting

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE 2011/2012, 2012/2013 Expressing voices of students to improve university experience. I have worked on securing longer opening hours of the architectural building

GROUP WORK team management skills time management

FEMALE VOLLEYBALL FIRST TEAM PLAYER 2011/2012


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Architecture Graduate Portfolio  

Third year portfolio from the Manchester School of Architecture

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