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ATELIER 3xD

Hello. Introduction Hello.

Who are we?

You have just picked up the booklet that accompanies the Atelier 3xD architecture exhibition.

Atelier 3xD is a group of Third Year architecture students. We are completing our BA (Hons) in Architecture at Manchester School of Architecture, a joint school between the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

This booklet is meant to complete your experience of the exhibition, with additional information about the individual schemes and the manifestos that they derived from.

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ATELIER 3xD

the atelier Atelier 3xD looks at the urban environment, at what users want and expect from public and private space, and at how careful design can enhance the users experience of their urban environment. It is therefore about using design to endow urban form with qualities such as privacy, security, safety, belonging, comfort, sustainability, or protection of the user and the environment. The architect of urban form uses physical design and ownership to alter impressions and perceptions and thus enhance these desirable qualities. Of course, the particular qualities chosen will depend on the use the land is put to, and will change as one traverses between public to private domains.

The 3xD Atelier enables one to be quite free in theoretical and design methodology. It relies on mapping data, which is why it can lead to a wide variety of methods. Indeed, the idea is to detach oneself from the traditional vision of mapping which is mapping territory by taking it a step further, abstractly mapping information, from scientific data to artistic/emotional data. Thorough investigation of the territory was carried out using this method. This helped develop an agenda that forms the initial manifesto. This manifesto was the basis of forming a building programme which developed into a set of resolved schemes. 3xD _ 2013/2014


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THE IRK VALLEY For this project, the atelier focused on urban revitalization. We were looking for areas of Manchester that seem to have become disconnected, both physically and socially, from the rest of the city. The territory found for investigation was the River Irk and the valley of the Irk. This river flows from Royton through Manchester’s northern suburbs to the City Centre where it merges with the River Irwell. The Irk suffers from many disconnections: a disconnected river, a disconnected valley, a disconnected environment, a disconnected industrial history, a disconnected community, with a disconnecting future. Each of the projects exhibited originate from one of these disconnections.

Within the atelier, five groups were emerged to investigate the river and surrounding valley and form a manifesto. Individual investigations of a more specific area determined by the group manifestos. Our individual programmes and sites were researched and investigated to develop the final set of projects that you are about to read about. This led to a variety of different projects but what they all have in common is the Irk River Valley.

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Manifestos At the first part of the year the Atelier was divided into five groups each of which devised a manifesto for Irk River Valley. Each group used different methods of data collection, some concentrating on hard evidence, others on more atmospheric analysis and research of relating subjects. Using various methods all of the collected data was dis-assembled to get to its deeper significance, and then re-asseembled again arriving at unanimous conclusion that Irk Valley is a disconnected no-man’s-land. The proposed remedies for this situation and the deriving projects, however, are vastly different and exciting, as can be seen in the following pages...

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Collyhurst: once a buzzing hive of industrial Collyhurst: Living Office is an ambitious and activity, with dozens of machineries and mills exciting manifesto geared towards returning crammed into a relatively small region, now a industry to Collyhurst. shadow of its former glory. The area has grown increasingly isolated from its As industry has moved away from traditional, surrounding city, which has developed with the physical manufacturing processes in keeping digital era; the Living Office manifesto intensifies with an increasingly digital age, so industrial the urban islandification occurring, separating activity has all but deserted Collyhurst. Collyhurst even further from Manchester. Today, Collyhurst is little more than a collection of Following the creation of Collyhurst in its island ruins: the bricks of abandoned buildings crumble form, digital and technological industry is to be into an area of post-industrial desolation. introduced to the area, leading to a state of selfsufficiency. Manchester School of Architecture

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RECONNECTING THE IRK NICHOLAS ELSDON

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Geographically, the River Irk flows through the suburbs of northern Manchester before joining with the River Irwell near the city’s centre. Historically the Irk River was called the Irke, thought to be derived by Roebuck, indicated that it used to be a fast flowing river. In past documents there are references to the river having crystal clear waters and formally recognized fat eels for fishing. A study into the history of the river indicates strong relationships of it with the development of Manchester and its industry. A series of events which include its consistency to flooding, the collapse of the cotton industry in Manchester and the gradual pollution of the River’s waters led to a disconnection of the Irk with the everyday events and activities of the City. Today, few remnants of that industrial heritage remain induct and evidence of the past “glory” days are now only to be found in the form of run-down old warehouses or the polluted waters running through the river. Investigating the river Irk’s present day image, a course was planned all along the River banks. Twenty two points of

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neglect where found as we walked the route with their source of disconnection being recorded using all senses. Our agenda is based upon this neglect and disconnection of the river from being an essential part of Manchester’s industry, to becoming almost a hidden shame and in some cases, forgotten space. The main aim is to reinvent the river in a new way to once again become, if not a critical part of industry, at least a useful source of everyday life. Investigating a solution to reinvent the river and reconnect it with its wider urban surroundings it is evident that no one way is best to reclaim this lost resource. Every area faces a different cause of disconnection. This is why the solutions to the problem of each area can be solved by a combination of solutions that include one or more of the following propositions. 1Re-use of industry 2Sustainability 3Recreation/Leisure 4Community The solution for each point can vary but the ultimate goal is the same, in a world of limited and constantly depleted resources there is no room for neglect of valuable assets.

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Defining Middle Space Middle space can be described as an unknown space within the city as the public struggle to define the space as an urban or wild environment. As you move through the urban setting you recognise elements such as offices, shopping centres and the constant movement of people, but the further you progress up the site, you enter the unknown this been the middle space. A lot of the familiar elements, which come to gather to create an urban environment, are evidently missing. As you move around space is clear to see businesses have moved away from this community, creating uncertainty and breaking the seamless connection what would have been urban and wild working in a cohesive way to create a more natural transition space.

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THE EXHIBITION This exhibition features the range of projects that were explored within the 3xD Atelier over the course of the 2013-14 academic year. These individual projects have been further categorised and colour coded into five distinct themes: nature (green), leisure (blue), industry (grey), community (red) and education (yellow). Most of the schemes exhibited have a hand in two or three of these themes, with one of them as their core theme. The exhibition attempts to show the degree of importance each theme has on the individual projects and this is shown by a diagrammatic layout of the space, showing similar themes clustered together but with connections to other themes.

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Nicholas Nilsen CSoFaC Robin Morgan Manchester Music George Thompson Building Futures Sam Powers 3D Futures Maxime Downe Inter[b]lock Lawrence Yue Ma [Social Hub] Signe Perkone Dwell Synergy Andreaa Mihalache C.R.A.F.T. Yusuf Shegow Inhabitable Route Xing Meng RE-[Farm] Sam Bennington Cysegr

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Sigita Zigure Phytorem Connor Armitage RE:Irk Chloi Bellou Collyhurst Aquatics Odun Oredein 2E[RE]Treat Solon Solomou Proto[Poros] Yash Paranjape Spatial [para]sitism Aoli Feng Reboost Nick Elsdon RE[Connect]RE[Juvenate] Mihaela Mihaylova Plan Z Chuhan Xu Leisures Power Tae Kim Nature Hub

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Education A number of projects within Atelier 3xD have focused on education: an important factor in the development or redevelopment of any area. The following projects aim to redevelop the Irk Corridor through its population. Learning opportunities exist within the Atelier’s territory, but only in the shape of primary and secondary schools. A number of schemes have been designed to provide unofficial education opportunities where learning happens through research and the use of modern technologies. These schemes act as achievable educational targets for the area’s youth as well as helping adults access the tools they require to further careers.

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building futures Building futures incorporates a design consultant’s office for a sustainable construction firm with a large apprenticeship scheme and research hub; it carefully composes education with industry, achieved through the promotion of an exponentially prospering industry – sustainable construction. With a territory in the heart of Manchester’s industrial legacy it was important to balance cultural heritage with modern innovation.

The group manifesto mapped the relationship between industry, community and the environment, foreshadowing a range of solutions for the territory, with the building futures proposal carefully balancing the importance of these three factors - with the strong emphasis to modern sustainable industry a reference and continuation to Manchester rich industrial involvement.

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The new centre for sustainable construction ranges from developing small scale sustainable interventions to designing the houses of the future. The spaces within accommodate for these dynamic outputs with workshops, private study spaces( for community engaging workshops) and large adaptable open plan floor spaces coinciding to insure the diverse success of the new scheme

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Collyhurst School of Film & Cinema Collyhurst School of Film & Cinema is a programme of mixed function. It encourages the creatively minded among Collyhurst’s residents to express themselves by offering a new option in higher education, aiming to produce the next generation of British film makers. It is a vital cultural addition to an extremely industrial area, providing the community of Collyhurst with a new place to socialise and relax, and makes use of a number of fascinating environments to introduce a level of drama to the cinema-going experience.

The programme caters, first and foremost, to the existing community of Collyhurst. The Living Office manifesto is in danger of neglecting those who already inhabit the area. By choosing film as its digital industry from the many that will move to the area through the implementation of the manifesto, the programme aims to improve the educational and leisure facilities available to the community.

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Collyhurst School of Film & Cinema sits on an historic site. Across decades, it was home to a series of machineries and mills; of their monumental structures, only one vast wall remains. Running around the site’s south eastern edge, it is an important and unique reminder of Collyhurst’s lost industrial glory. The new architecture is designed not to ignore it, but to embrace it: as part of the proposal, the wall becomes a feature. The building’s atrium and glazed corner open Collyhurst School of Film & Cinema to the past. Manchester School of Architecture

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Sam Power

3Dimensional Futures The 3Dimensional Futures program is a 3D printing hub for all types of the new emerging industry. The program is split into different elements of: education, research, self print/design facility, workshops and multi functional flexible exhibition spaces. The development aims to reconnect the river Irk corridor through providing job, industry and education to surrounding areas.

The 3Dimensional Futures program was born out of the manifesto Forgotten Valley. The program aims to reconnect and remember the valley rather than assuming the forgotten condition it inhabits today.

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Using adjacent grid patterns in the urban fabric, the Cheetham Hill grid and Redbank grid provide the framework and arrange the program.

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Community Community is something that is felt all around and yet is not tangible. While previously the community in Irk Valley was geo-located around the industry that once thrived in Manchester, now it disperses in the physical realm only to emerge again in cyberspace. In places this leap from the physical to the digital is harder to achieve and therefore several schemes from this year’s Atelier 3xD look at what is it that makes communities, be it sharing goods, services, knowledge or ideology. The architecture that is produced is aimed at urban revitalisation and provides a realm where either existing or emerging communities can gather, share and learn from one another. People are what make the architecture come alive.

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MAXIME DOWNE

INTER[B]LOCK This project is based in Collyhurst, North Manchester and deals with sustainable food and crime prevention. The masterplan includes an urban farm run by the community and for the community. The building is a youth centre that aims at taking troubled youth off the streets, into counselling and present them with opportunities. The concept is one of interlocking blocks of spaces, inspired by chinese puzzle games, with ideas of playfulness and security in mind.

The Living Office manifesto describes a Collyhurst that is isolated from the rest of Manchester and with a crime rate on the rise. The response to this is to turn this negative isolation into a positive one with urban farming producing sustainable food for the community which is what this scheme explores along with a solution to reduce crime in the area.

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Yue Ma (Lawrence)

[Social Hub] In Collyhurst The project is intended to strengthen the connection of urban community, and inserts a more diversity of activities in the territory. This is achieved by making the building as a “gateway” for people to pass through, and strategically positing related programmes in the building. By providing more kinds of activities and encouraging flows of people, the building is designed to function as a “Social Hub“, which strengthen the connection of community through various kinds of communication happening in the buildings.

Relation to Group Manifesto Industry, Environment and Community. In the group manifesto, we look at the development of Collyhurst as a fluctuating process. These three aspects might not necessarily the only three, but three of the most important that revealing the changes and advance of the society. They are also closely interwoven and influencing one another. The design tries to set up new dialogues between the three. How could industry, environment and community reach a balance, as they seems like contradicting to each other at some point of the history? That is the question arose in the early stage of the design. Noting that the question could not be answered without further analysis of the wider context, the design is not trying to give an answer for the question, but provides new possibilities for urban development. 3xD _ 2013/2014


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-In the evening , the folding door of the building will be shut. All space inside the building are in well security.

-In the morning, the door will be opened. The building will shift to become a “tunnel�. People from communities on both side of the site could use it as a short-cut to go to the other one. Since there is a large vacant space behind the door, when the door opens, this vacant space become part of the open space in front of the design. The building is integrated into the court.

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-Since the building could integrated with the court, the public could make good use of the space on holidays or special days. The semi-enclosed space created by the building could be used for Sunday market, concert, and various event.

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Inhabitable route How can we utilize movement in urban areas to be more sustainable? Since the site had a lot of movement from cars to pedestrians I wanted to introduce park and ride ‘Free’ Experiential space. The best way to make use of the site and its rich History, the River Irk, Vauxhall Garden and the three towers. Introducing the routes will make the site more Appealing to its users and the Community surrounding.

Continuing our group manifesto I wanted to use the whole site including the river irk and the Vauxhall garden as my main site to place my interventions. As group we wanted our manifesto to be working towards the public good with consideration in preserving the sites heritage. We also wanted the environment to be one of our main focuses when designing therefore sustainability and using what’s already there was part of our initial concept, by complimenting the river as a natural feature.

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Dwell synergy Dwell Synergy is a business incubator with accommodation. The scheme best suits recent graduates and young professionals that want to freelance or start their own business, and need temporary accommodation. Located in the heart of Collyhurst, the scheme transforms a previously desolate site into a place where community can gather, learn from one another and achieve something.

This project was developed from the Living Office manifesto. It relates to it in a most direct way and serves as first step towards a sustainable doorless community where work and living goes hand in hand.

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The concept for this scheme was developed by looking at the impact technology and digitalisation has on the way people work, live and move from one place to another. Life becomes more nomadic, workers are not tied to traditional offices and can embrace more flexible ways of working.

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The cantilever structure is made of steel frame that is grounded in the concrete shear wall and the main structure of the building. The cantilever contains an even space that hosts lectures, workshops and gatherings while offering rich views across the Irk Valley.

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A prominent element of the scheme is the concrete shear wall that runs through the building and anchors the cantilever. It also serves the purpose of creating a semi-enclosed courtyard accessible from learning and work areas. The living areas, however, open up to the valley and benefit from proximity to nature. The wall allows controlled views and movement paths, guiding the user’s attention towards specified angles, and creating an engaging journey in a site that was previously rarely travelled or noticed.

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The programme embodies a crafts centre with a sports activities extension. The scheme strikes a balance between old and new with the restoration of derelict industry, working in conjunction with the introduction of a new structure. The design development features a juxtaposition of theoretical elements “In Continua� Eisenmann, temporality - Lynch with experiential alterations of the existing materiality.

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Reflecting the uniqueness of the area by highlighting the contrasting features: aged materiality and abrupt changes in levels.

Encapsulating the temporal aspect through directional alterations of the existing geometry, transmitted to the core of the scheme, the connecting “plaza�.

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The visitors enjoy an exploration into the timeline of the River Irk: “Inception”-”Decay”-”Anonimity”

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Nature With the atelier promoting the idea of a relationship to the Irk River Valley, nature became an implicit aspect of study within many projects. Many of the ‘natural’ spaces along the river – primarily those geographically closer to the city centre – currently sit in a state of disrepair and lack connection to the surrounding urbanity. By using these sites, and thus rejuvenating their potential, the following schemes were able to reintroduce these areas as new nodes of interest and revolutionary examples of socio-urban – or socio-natural – design. Each project works towards improving the lives of visitors, whether this is manifested through deepened understanding of some aspects of nature, or by simply reconnecting with the natural aspects or city dwelling therefore blurring the boundary between the urban and the rural.

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Emotive Experiential [RE] Treat The conceptual framework of the building is to be separated to act as an extension of the urban areas into the rural and is unified by the circulation of the interior, to resemble the physical approach of connecting the site.

The key points from our manifesto which directed the approach: - Compliment the river as a natural feature. - Merge urban and wild in cohesive way.

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Initial concept sketch of experience.

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1) Reception 2) Lobby 3) Staff room 4) WC 5) Gallery

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1:1000 model of site, focusing on the reconnection of urban and rural areas.

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Re-[farm] Environmental degradation is one of the issues that we are facing today. Most of us only have a brief idea of what sustainability is conceptually, and we are lack in methods of action in terms of personal response and most importantly, lifestyle. This scheme aim to promote sustainable lifestyle by introduce rice farm and wetland to the edge of the city. Regard the building as landscape, a pleasant journey is create to lead people entering the pure nature landscape from suburban setting.

The River Irk became a lost resource through time. It is now disconnected from the urban surroundings both physically and functionally. Programmes that involve people rethinking of their everyday life would contribute to the environment in a deeper sense. The method of “journey� employed to explore the territory as a group at the very beginning become the key concept throughout the project. This concept gives the opportunity to involve movement in design process in order to create a better spacial experience.

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A sample rice farm is locate in the middle of the building to create “landscape� within the building.

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cysegr: ('a sanctuary') Cysegr is a centre for socionatural education, in which visitors are provided the opportunity to gain a greater knowledge of their surrounding environment through interaction with nature, their wider social group and, also, by taking time to undertake activities of personal discovery. The scheme also aims to create a more indepth relationship between the ‘wild’ and human elements of the city; providing a spark for reintroduction of urban wildlife.

Furthering the ideology of social improvement that resulted from the ‘Living Office’ manifesto, Cysegr aims to use the beneficial aspects of an organic human experience - rather than a technological - in conjunction with the creation of an interactive social experience, in order benefit the residents and social environment of Collyhurst; branching out in the wider geographic area.

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Long elevations displaying the landscape scheme and built environment

The landscaping of the scheme incorporates the introduction of an ‘urban forest’ in which nodes of optimum habitat for certain species act as points of viewable interest and study that visitors are able to discover in a free and peaceful manner.

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Study of mammalian nest programmes leading to the final spatial programme for Cysegr EXTRACTED EXTRACTED PROGRAMME PROGRAMME IDEASIDEAS

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The underlying ‘organic urbanist’ ethos of Cysegr appears manifest in every aspect, not least within its structural systematics and material nature. The use of re-utilised elements and biologically sound construction techniques underpins the scheme, with the incorporation of the Oak Tree as the central aspect - alongside the green roof system - creating a physical manifestation of ‘the nature of Cysegr’. As these grow and mature, the organic nature of the project is further grounded.

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SIGITA ZIGURE

PHYTOREM Phytorem is a phytoremediation research centre. Phytoremediation is a process of decontaminating soil with plants, which absorb, transform and remove contaminants from soil. Research centre combines on-site research and monitoring facility, with research laboratory and a greenhouse. Workshops, seminars and a bar/restaurant are also provided for visitors.

I focused on soil quality (nature) and economic development of the area (industry).

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PHYTOREMEDIATION RHIZOFILTRATION

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Octagonal geometry of the site and the building developed combining ‘a plan view’ of a forest (nature) with conceptual scientific diagram (science).

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CHLOI BELLOU

COLLYHURST AQUATICS By investigating the River Irk Territory, it was obvious that the area was in need of decontamination and reconnection with the wider context of Manchester. Therefore, the Valley would not be as forgotten anymore and it would slowly regain its once strong identity. The building is aiming to preserve the area while recentralising it, by inviting people in. The aims of the building are achieved by its hybrid programme. Water and fish are

pumped up into tanks, that are integrated within it. From there, the fish are taken into the breeding room/ aquarium area and later on placed back into the river. The water on the other hand, is cleaned and used in the freshwater competition swimming pools. The rest of the water is poured into the artificial pools that surround the building which cascade the clean water back into the river. Therefore, this building is a constant recycler of fish and water.

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RECEPTION

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Connor Armitage

RE:Irk Re:Irk is a project to re-think the place of nature in the city. The scheme links Cheetham Hill and Collyhurst with a dynamic green roof production ‘farm’. The project explores the relationship between the notions of urban and nature and how ‘middle spaces’ can be utilised for a sustainable ecological urbanism. The project similar to the development of middle spaces is a dichotomy between urban and wild and the transient and fleeting nature of these spaces. The first aspect of the scheme the green roof farm is a transient and fleeting interaction with the Irk Valley evolving over a period of 50 years.

The second aspect is an enclosed woodland a political gesture to encourage the reinterpretation of nature and the urban. The scheme is then linked back to Manchester through a cycle way linking the Irk Valley back to the city centre. Two ancillary buildings a Lecture theatre and a cycle hub finally connect the community to the scheme through recreation and education.

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WHAT IS A MIDDLE SPACE The Irk valley is a forgotten, isolated and disconnected stretch of land located in the heart of Manchester. The site itself has become isolated because of the lasting legacy of pollution and contamination from the the heavy industries that once adorned the bank of the Irk. This legacy resulted in the Irk becoming shut off from the City and as a consequence returned to a state of ‘wildness’ that I quantified as a ‘middle space’. In essence a middle space is a space or place that exists in a predominantly urban environment that is neither an urban or a wild space. A tension then emerges between the two notions of urban and wild.

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Industry Historically industry has been responsible for the very development of Manchester as we know it today. Especially Irk Valley used to be heavily industrialized before the mills and factories moved to outer regions of the city or lost their importance altogether. This industrial activity left the Valley heavily polluted and resilient to further development. In the new millenium “industry� is losing its negative connotations due to advancement of sustainable technologies. The following projects explore architecture in conjunction with sustainable energy production and rejuvenation of areas worn out by mechanical industry.

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Proto {[poros] Protoporos, a greek word comes from the joining of proto and poros, first and course. The structure itself seeks to promote the sustainable use of the River Irk by showing through example methods of generated clean water, food, and energy. It seeks to spread awareness and inspire by closely relating its sustainable systems to its commercial aspects. Lecture theatres spread knowledge, architectural offices promote design and restaurant offers the fruits of labour to visitors.

The group manifesto, the statement of intent, is the successful reinvention of the River Irk from a state of neglect and pollution to a modern day resource. The project actively promotes the River as a resource and leads by example in the sustainable harvesting of this forgotten resource.

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A vital part of the scheme is the advertisement of the systems (hydro-power, sustainable food growth, constructed wetlands). To achieve this, large windows offer views to the landscape and the systems. This in combination with an etfe room system creates a very open to the landscape design bringing the user closer to nature.

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Aoli Feng

Re_boost Leisure, work and living are the major influential factors to form sustainability and independence, while digital revolution is a representation of those facts. However, this loop needs energy supply to sustain the operation. So my agenda is to provide dependent energy system for Collyhurst in the future. This institution will have a series of Energy from Waste energy power generator system to allow independent energy production for this whole program.

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The purpose of this project is keeping visitors have a safe journey in this building. Thus, the visitors can go through the roof from the ground, and observe inside of factory from the roof glazing without touch those dangerous facilities.

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Leisure By definition leisure is time spent away from business, work, domestic chores and education. In this section fun, exciting activities and relaxation are key ideas of the projects. Irk River Valley historically lacks places where people could gather, spend time and engage in either fun or cultural activities, and this issues is addressed through several schemes of this year’s 3xD. These projects combine landscape design and architecture that celebrates the activities it contains, and provides either a play-ground or a haven where worries and chores are left at the threshold.

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Nicholas James elsdon

Re [connect]. re [juvenate]. A Watersports Centre situated within a landscaped masterplan possessing 6 exterior programmes ranging from sailing and kayaking to water purification and community gardening. The scheme uses a sympathetic palette of materials, the main building of which uses a laminated timber construction clad in a variety of materials including Siberian Larch; manifesting the environmental concerns of the project and a combination of gabions and corten steel; robustly grounding the building. The richness of detail in conjunction with a natural roof form blends harmoniously within the undulating landscape.

With the intentions of reconnecting and rejuvenating a lost space within the derelict post-industrial River Irk Valley the scheme creates continuity between communities and gives the once polluted landscape a purpose once more. Complying with earlier sustainable intentions the scheme intends to utilise any present features and restore those characteristics which have been damaged or polluted.

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''22 points of interest have been refined into 11 points of concern, and those 11 points of concern have been grouped as 4 sections of significance. Each of these resulting sections pose different issues to one another, I shall subsequently choose one of these sections to construct a scheme to reconnect a lost piece of the River Irk back to the surrounding context and the wider territory of Manchester.""''

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MASTERPLAN

TWO COMMUNITIES CAN BE BROUGHT TOGETHER BY ONE WELL RESOLVED MASTERPLAN COMPRISING OF A CONNECTING BRIDGE AND PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCES FROM EACH COMMUNITY. THIS MASTERPLAN CONTAINS TWO MAIN PROGRAMMES DESIGNED TO ENCOMPASS THE SIX ZONED LOCATIONS. Preserved woodland

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Pride and the connections within the communities of Manchester have been lost, I intend to reinstate the lost positivity through the use of programmed public space and facilities. Developing on the writings of Richard Rogers, the importance of civic pride, and public meeting places are integral to the success of any 21st century city.

Healthy eating is expensive, and the pace of our societies working lifestyle and lack of nutritional knowledge encourages us into the ease of fast foods. This incentive is not only sustainable and cost effective but its results will benefit people’s knowledge and the landscape in which its grown.

With rising populations in conjunction with the ever lack of funding and disposable income there is a shortage of free community based fitness facilities. My agenda hopes to include not only a community based programme but free accessible fitness facilities.

Global Warming is one of the largest issues challenging today’s society, to promote the alternatives to fossil fuel energy production I intend to use numerous green energy systems.

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Through numerous iterations the form of the resolved roof aids the observers circulation through the building, flowing from entry on the second floor to the watersports activity on the ground floor; the roof above mimicking the natural transition between levels in a fluid manner.

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Tae Hyung Kim

Nature hub A hub in the residual space between urban and wild areas will help people connect with nature and benefit their mental and physical health. It is especially important in an economically unstable area such as Irk Valley.

Our group focused on working towards the public good and merge urban and wild with preserving the environments at middle. My project have achieved it by having a camouflaged building surrounded by trees that has both community and activities that can be used by all people at urban, middle and wild areas.

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Key aim of my site was creating a path between different characteristics of surrounding spaces. The paths and the shape of the building were designed considering the organic form of nature in order to create natural atmosphere.

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Although there are walls you can still be able to see sky and nature because of the holes on the wall

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Exhibition voids are surrounded with glass wall so that you do not need to go in to learn. Also some plants might be destroyed if you go in and step on it

When you are in meditation voids you can see the sky by looking up. At night you can see stars while dark

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People at top of the building can look down the meeting area (void) and communicate with them

Restaurant area (formal) looks Cafe area is large and down over the located at ground cafe. More level so it is very privacy because public and opened of elevated level. to anyone. People cannot see restaurant very well

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MIHAELA MIHAYLOVA

PLAN Z Plan Z is a design of an urban playground. It merges the concepts of a regular grid, city grey concrete buildings and wild, exciting, fun activities. Main ideas expressed in the scheme are: simplicity in design and plan organisation, minimalistic design and colour/material palette, and regularity.

Activities and special events in site have educational value and teach useful skills while having fun, as well as encourage fitness and physical health. Other topic from group manifesto that guide the project are the preservation of nature and historical heritage as well as keeping the river Irk as a key element.

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Chuhan Xu

Leisure’s Power My own interest is attempted to achieve balance between people’s work and leisure in Collyhurst, which evidence supports rarely balanced for most people as reflected in their lifestyle. This situation is the major reason for why I choose to build a leisure site in my studio project.

To conclude the manifesto, the River Irk corridor has been forgotten due to the social,economic, environmental and political issues raised during the industrialisation of Manchester. ‘Social’, ‘Economic’ and ‘ Environmental’ are the three main elements effect the quality of life. The leisure centre will provide a place that people can have exercise and relaxation with green surrounded. The project can encourage people to stay, potentially helping to create a stable population and a flourishing neighbourhood. In the end, Collyhurst will no longer be forgotten.

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The building evokes the sensation of swimming in a lake, reconnecting with nature through the choice of sensuous materials, the visual link with the park and the use of daylight. The natural materials counter the clinical atmosphere found at many pool facilities which too often creates a strange disconnection with health and wellbeing.

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Robin Morgan

Manchester Music The programme for this project is based around Manchester’s Music history. Through research it became apparent that this rich part of Manchester’s culture doesn’t have a home. The programme is divided into three sections: A chronological collection which tells the story of Manchester’s music history, a series of practice rooms / recording studios, a performance space.

The buildings design is primarily concerned with the urban environment and its relationship to the ownership of space. With specific attention to designing a emotive spaces and give visitors an interesting experience.

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The buildings design was gradually developed through a series of different models.

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One of the main parts of the design was to create rooms which reflect the music collection, to emphasis the collection. This idea lead to developing a dynamic angular roof.

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CONTACTS Connor Armitage Chloi Bellou Sam Bennington Maxime Downe Nicholas Elsdon Aoli Feng Tae Hyung Xing Meng Yue Ma (Lawrence) Andreea Mihalache Mihaela Mihaylova Robin Morgan Nicholas Nilsen Odun Oredein Signe Perkone Sam Power Yusuf Shegow Solon Solomou George Thomson Chuhan Xu (Jess) Sigita Zigure

ConnorArmitage@hotmail.co.uk chloebellou@hotmail.com s.bennington@hotmail.co.uk maxime.downe@gmail.com nick-elsdon@sky.com Cantus1992@gmail.com taehyung@hotmail.co.uk xing_930720@live.cn lawrencemy@hotmail.com.hk a.g.mihalache@gmail.com mihaelabm@gmail.com Robin.M@hotmail.co.uk nilsenmiklos@hotmail.com OdunOredein@hotmail.com signe.perkone@gmail.com sam.c.power@stu.mmu.ac.uk yusufah@hotmail.com solomou4@hotmail.com georgethomson992@gmail.com huangccb@gmail.com sigita.zigure@gmail.com

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