Following the Dragons' Den presentation with MIF, Harry, Tertius and the 5th years have been invited to develop and realise their favoured concept.
What did the students think?
FT: " It was really fun."
MTH: "Great vibes. Great people. Great structures."
KZ: "Rewarding projects and great opportunity to exchange experience :)"
Click the link below to view some files from the Events weeks:
Posted 10 May 2017 21:14
Today's Dragon's Den presentation at MIF HQ went really well. The panel liked aspects of all of the designs and appreciated all the effort that had been put into the project over the past 6 days! Tomorrow, we head to Liverpool to continue work on our Threshold Festival structures.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 23:54
Today the groups worked in their new thematic areas to pursue cohesive design proposals that take into account costings and construction. We're nearing the end of our MIF project and have begun preparing parts for our Threshold build next week in Liverpool!
Posted 24 Mar 2017 20:37
Gemma and Pakeezah from MIF were thrilled by today's presentations! They gave us some useful new information about the site programme and we shall consider these developments in our next design stage.
Posted 23 Mar 2017 22:37
We've been preparing for tomorrow's interim meeting with Gemma from MIF. Over the past couple of days we have seen lots of models, drawings, montages and 3D computer work.
Posted 22 Mar 2017 21:42
'Designers Paloma Gormley and Nicholas Henniger are creating new structures to welcome the 125,000 people that will visit to enjoy delicious food and drink, experience music, talks, club nights, free DJs every night and much more. Some of the UK's best chefs will be cooking on Festival Square, including Gary Usher, Mark Hix and Paul Heathcote. Media partners the BBC, the Guardian and Manchester Evening News will all have a presence on Festival Square; look out too, for walking tours themed around MIF commissions.'
Posted 20 Mar 2017 15:12
Today, we visited Albert Square and have begun initial studies into material, movement and form.
Posted 20 Mar 2017 14:36
On 1st March, the MIF team met to discuss the festival. We travelled to London to meet Nicolas from Office for Crafted Architecture and Paloma from Practice Architecture to get a preview of their festival commission.
We discovered an architecture studio called PUP Architects who produce some beautiful work. Check them out here;
Posted 12 Mar 2017 14:54
We shall be coordinating with Manchester School of Art to create a holistic vision for MIF's Festival Square. On Tuesday, we took part in an Interior Design workshop with students from Unit X, Nicolas from Office for Crafted Architecture and Joe Hartley from Oh OK.
Find out more about OH OK Ltd here;
Posted 11 Mar 2017 16:52
We've got some exciting weeks ahead of us and we're looking forward to meeting you all in Chatham 611 at 10am on Monday 20th. We shall be ending the day with a site visit to Albert Square so don't forget to bring your cameras and sketching materials.
Join us on our Facebook group;
Posted 8 Mar 2017 20:50
What's the plan?
We are more than happy to talk to you about the projects, so feel free to approach us at University or drop us an email;
Posted 21 Feb 2017 11:57
With Manchester International Festival (MIF) we shall be proposing architectural interventions that announce and signify arrival and departure from Festival Square.
Find out more about the festival here;
Posted 16 Feb 2017 20:00
Yesterday, after months of correspondence, we met Andy, Emilia and Jasmine from the Threshold Festival team. We were excited to visit the site in Liverpool and to discuss the exhibition space that we shall be designing in collaboration with the festival.
Unfortunately, Threshold missed out on Arts Council funding this year but the show must go on and they have launched a Crowdfunder campaign here;
Posted 14 Feb 2017 10:31