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The undergraduates attended the opening of the exhibition to see the hard work they had done throughout the whole of events week. The MArch students took this opportunity to thank them for their engagement and enthusiasm whilst curating and constructing the event.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:37
Fellow MSAp students came along to the exhibition to view the hard work which they undertook within their design projects in professional studies 1, during their first semester at the Manchester School of Architecture.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:33
Mark Hammond, coordinator of PHASE, played a vital role within the curation of the 'Spatial Capacities'. His relationship with MUCH and Southway Housing Trust also was the basis for MSAp's PS1 work which was exhibited under the title of 'Co-Housing' for the exhibition.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:32
Another shot from the final exhibition, showcasing the MSAp film which we displayed during the whole event.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:27
This was the final exhibition when it was set up, this showcased all of the work combined. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and engagement throughout the whole events programme!
Posted 2 May 2018 09:25
This was the first time that everyone's work had been combined from PHASE research methods, MSAp, the roundtable event, the community engagement and construction. Through co-ordination amongst the teams during events week, everything came together well and acted as a prototype for Stefan White's summer roadshow.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:25
Another issue was the fully glazed wall which ruined the quality of the videos because of the reflection. This meant that the framework behind shone onto the video, leaving a dark line in the centre of the screen. This was amended by quickly sourcing and cutting to size some white board to use as a backing for the fabric.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:19
The construction team took charge of explaining the set up to the sub-teams. After a couple of reiterations to the design due to a lack of working plug sockets, we amended the orientation of the exhibition to suit the building.
Posted 2 May 2018 09:18
In preparation for the opening of our exhibition, we made final touches to the exhibition stands, deciding as a group which stands would display the different research and design work conducted by the students during this academic year.
Posted 2 May 2018 08:35
We set up the stands for the exhibition, with the final addition of the roof, which gave the finishing touch of our house shaped exhibition. This enabled us to display the research conducted in PHASE through the spatial capacities report, work undertaken by fifth MSAp students in their first semester, the board games presented at the community engagement session we hosted and the films created throughout the week by our filming team.
Posted 2 May 2018 08:12
We asked all the students involved to be present for setting up the exhibition. This was their first opportunity to see the work produced by the other sub-groups and how it all fits together.
Posted 2 May 2018 07:11
Day 10 (1 May)
Last day of our event! Thanks for great efforts from everyone! Our final design sheets have been done! We went through our presentation at MSA in the morning to help 1st year and 2nd year students highlight their points!
Posted 2 May 2018 04:22
Day 9 (30 Apr)
Concentrating on our final layout!
Posted 2 May 2018 02:38
Day 9 (30 Apr)
Final render of our atrium!
Posted 2 May 2018 02:11
Day 9 (30 Apr)
Green wall diagram
Posted 2 May 2018 02:02
Day 9 (30 Apr)
Our group continued to work hard for tomorrow final presentation. Everyone refined their design after joyful discussion. Well done!
Posted 2 May 2018 01:44
Final Component Assembly!

The final design component consisting of 3 offset triangles to be housed in the top of the icosahedron frame went in today... Although by a happy accident, it ended up being slightly off center which allowed us to create a 3D effect of offset triangles pulling towards the center of our 'Big Bang'
Posted 2 May 2018 01:15
Interviews are exhausting and we sincerely apologies what Ben inflicted on you, but many thanks to those individuals who participated. It has been incredibly rewarding to witness so many people offer their opinion both on and off camera.

We are in the final stages of video production and eagerly anticipate tomorrows reveal. Hopefully, all members of återvinna have both enjoyed and are satisfied with this weeks efforts. Congratulations all.
Posted 2 May 2018 01:06
We hosted our event this evening at the Business School which provided a generous space to exhibit our work, a vibrant atmosphere, and an imposing architectural backdrop to knowledge exchange.

It was a desirable venue for a number of reasons but not least because it demonstrates the synthesis of the academic research undertaken at the University and it's impact on policy-modelling, innovation and social enterprise.
Posted 2 May 2018 01:04
Exhibition in action! The final five elements that were chosen and investigated were the Neo-gothic fireplaces, decorative stonework, pointed arches, windows and tracery and the hammer-beam roof.

Well done to the Gothic Revival Workshop Team!
Posted 2 May 2018 01:00
The venue for the first showcase of our exhibition was the South Atrium of the MMU Business School. We are all looking forward to showcasing the exhibition over the summer in several locations around Greater Manchester!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:54
As a significant element of the project, and of Events 18, members of återvinna invited a collective of professionals to an exhibit of works demonstrating both the prototype and supporting documentation. It has been a pleasure to discuss with several guests the success of the project and how they envision potential scalability and expansion.

The exhibition welcomed over 30 individuals of whom many found the project to be of significant importance when concerning current levels of homelessness in Manchester. Whilst we could not truly anticipate the results, the project successfully instigated a conversation with both professionals, community members and students present. Many thanks to all those in attendance.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:53
Transporting the timber framework to the South Atrium of the MMU Business School where we exhibited the prototype roadshow we have been working on with the undergraduates.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:48
And the final exhibition was capped off with a brilliant summarising talk by our mentor and leader Dr Leandro Minuchin. His passion for this amazing Welcome Centre has really inspired us as a team and we look forward to returning in the summer to help with further exciting projects he has in line.

His presentation spoke of the economical challenges institutes such as the Wai Yin Society face when developing their facilities and encouraged us that this project has succeeded in challenging the policies and conditions that impose such issues.

We cant wait to continue to support the great work he does!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:45
The whole team assisted with transporting the modular framework to the South Atrium of the MMU Business School where we debuted the prototype roadshow with a ceremony launched by senior professors and executives of Manchester Metropolitan.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:41
After an intensive week of construction, the prototype finally reached completion and received the addition of cladding panels produced by Tom Brown and the undergraduate students. Overall, we have successful managed to follow the IKEA style manual produced earlier this semester with only a few minor additions.

On reflection of the build, the MArch students involved have expressed a high level of satisfaction, with both the quality of work produced and overall contributions made to the Wai Yin Welcome Centre.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:40
Had some well spent time in the workshops with the first years over the events period. The acrylic spheres in particular have added another layer of texture to the overall image of the 'Big Bang' icosahedron.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:40
All the team helping to move all of the elements of the exhibition South Atrium of the MMU Business School, to start the set up of our exhibition.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:39
Well done to our group, it's been a huge achievement to get all the curation done in two weeks, look out for the exhibition in the end of year show!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:39
Today was not just about the build and subjects that we have been looking at reaching out to the community about as a team. Today was also about spending one last afternoon with the centre and its community before wrapping up for Events18.

Some of our team, like Matt here, had the chance to work with one of the locals who has taken up a recent interest in painting whilst visiting the centre.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:37
Our exhibition was then finally officially opened by Prof. Richard Greene, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Manchester Metropolitan University- declaring the exhibition ready to travel round research conferences all summer!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:37
It has been a busy final couple of days on site here at the Wai Yin Welcome Centre as we reach the climax of the project. Yesterday was spent putting the final touches to the shelter before today's final closing event.

Eve here had the privileged of placing the final bottle brick within the timber pallet structure. Its one of around 450 bottle bricks (900 bottles) that we have recycled and used for the build!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:34
This afternoon was spent moving all of the elements comprising of our exhibition to the venue we have set for the final exhibition. Both the curation and construction team from both groups 04 and 19 helped, alongside the undergraduates to speed the process!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:30
The exhibition was then also officially opened by Prof. Tom Jefferies, Head of MSA - who described his involvement with PHASE and the role it serves in the school to bring different topics of research together for the social good
Posted 2 May 2018 00:29
This morning the final touches were made to the exhibition boards. Once printing was completed and the squares trimmed to size, we decided to use velcro to keep them in place on our timber framework.

This gives us the flexibility to change the layout and coordinate the addition of any evolving or updated work during the roadshow and following the MSA degree show.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:27
We had a short presentation to open the exhibition by Stefan White, describing the aims of PHASE in MSA and the numerous events our exhibition will go to throughout the summer.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:26
The boards we've spent so long curating as a group are finally put into place on the exhibition stands!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:23
The display begins to take its shape...
Posted 2 May 2018 00:20
We set up the stands for the display, the projectors for the films, the sheets describing our work and the booklets holding all the information we'd been curating
Posted 2 May 2018 00:19
Well done to everyone who collaborated and helped curate this exhibition. It was very interesting to see people engaging in the work. Members of Purcell were fascinated with the selection of precedents presented that may have influenced Alfred Waterhouse in the design of the Town Hall. The timelines, maps and models was a creative way of expressing this information.

Posted 2 May 2018 00:18
We started the day by taking our exhibition display and curated boards from Chatham over to the Business School!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:16
The PHASE Events Teams have created a series of videos highlighting what we've been up to this week- a 3 min summary just isn't enough after everything we've been up to! Here's the link to all the videos, some of which will be taken round a roadshow this summer highlighting the work of PHASE at four different conferences and events:
Spatial Capacities:
Community Engagement Game:
A summary of the teamwork between Group 19 & 04:
The work of group 19:
Posted 2 May 2018 00:14

Thanks to LUNA - our collaborators, especially SIMI and VICKY, who have collaborated with us to produce design options for their first phase of LUNA startup. It was a pleasure to host you guys to the final presentation of the design ideas that the students have come up with. Thank you for your time and patience.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:11

Everyone made a great effort for the set up of the exhibition.Today it was the opening of our exhibition.Our client (kids), they really enjoy it!

Well done Team!
Posted 2 May 2018 00:10

Hats off to all you guys who have made this Events very exciting and successful. Here is to all your happy faces at the end of the Events
Posted 2 May 2018 00:08

The final outputs produced by the students. Students spent an immense amount of work and energy in producing the designs and communicating the same to the clients was a new experience for the students.
Posted 2 May 2018 00:06
DAY 10

Posted 2 May 2018 00:02

Group B excitement for the final day presentation!

Posted 1 May 2018 23:59

Interviewing the students as a part of the video! Stay tuned for the finished video at the end of event week!!
Posted 1 May 2018 23:57
At the end of the meeting we encouraged everyone to watch the short movie about the PHASE research, co-housing design and preparation of final exhibition. Through the movie, the older participants could better understand the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the community event.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:54

The finishing touch on the model going to be presented to the collaborators coming Monday!

Posted 1 May 2018 23:54
The other designed activity - 'Spatial Capacity' game, was also enthusiastically played by the older participants. All of them described their current housing conditions and highlighted the most relevant features in terms of old-friendly design. Similarly to the first provided activity, we recorded the games and collected all the boards and photographs.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:50
'Co-Housing' game turned out to be very successful! All the participants were eager to reveal their housing preferences and further discuss them with undergraduate students. All the games were recorded, so that the responses of participants could serve as further reference. After the game we took photos of each of the boards and combined all the outcomes.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:39
The another activity designed for the community event was the 'Spatial Capacity' game. We used our knowledge gained during the PHASE research to prepare the needed components. Through this game we intended to determine what features of the house were the most important for old people and which one would be compromised on. Couldn't wait for the outcomes!
Posted 1 May 2018 23:33
A big thank you to Purcell and Manchester City Council for allowing us to exhibit our work within Manchester Town Hall today. We set up the exhibition alongside two other event groups to display the work produced over the course of the two weeks. We have developed an understanding of an architectural style that many of us have not studied before.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:25
The first activity, called Co-Housing Game, was designated to discover the ideal features of the house, old people would be eager to move in. Our team prepared the boards and cards with different options, created last semester by students of MSAp atelier. Due to the nature of the community engagement meeting, we didn't know how many people to expect. Therefore we prepared couple of sets, ready in case of higher number of participants.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:19
That's a wrap on events...

Massive thank you to all our collaborators and influencers: the Wai Yin Society for hosting us for the entire construction & event, to Tom Brown for working with us on the façade designs, Leandro Minuchin for giving up his time & encouraging this event through his research method unit and to all those that have given us help and guidance along the way.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:12
Thank you Leo, the lecture is helpful.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:11
Concluding the events with a group photo.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:11
The side view of the finished ticket booth.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:10
The Models made by the students of events group 15 were fully appreciated today by the collaborators, specifically Purcell, members of their design and project teams discussed the models and strategies of the current proposed works.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:08
Yesterday was the long awaited Community Engagement meeting and finally we had a chance to fully test the prepared games and activities. The venue chosen for the meeting was again the Corner House in Manchester. Before the actual meeting we were quite busy with arranging the space and preparing refreshments.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:08
Well done everyone with great efforts! The final exhibition was a success, thanks for participating in our event group and working together in the last two weeks!
Posted 1 May 2018 23:07
The 1srt and 2nd year students had an amazing opportunity today to discuss their exhibition models with the collaborators, talking about the process, key findings and feedback that could reflect on the greater project strategy.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:06
The final exhibition of the MSA Events with collaborators from Purcell, The Town Hall Project and the Manchester City Council took place today in the Manchester Town Hall. The Collaborators engaged with all the students involved, 1st, 2nd ad 5th year students, discussing the events programme, key outputs and the final models.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:04
The exhibition day
Posted 1 May 2018 22:59
The walls are under construction
Posted 1 May 2018 22:57
Absolute pleasure working with all the students during 'Events 2018.' Very pleased with the prototype emergency shelter that we were able to construct. Hopefully they have all enjoyed it as much as we did. The project has been a brilliant opportunity to engage with the wider community and develop skills that are not necessarily utilised within a normal studio environment.

Looking forward to finishing editing all the video to show off our project and the actual event we held at the Wai Yin Community Centre today
Posted 1 May 2018 22:51
Festival ready!
Posted 1 May 2018 22:48
The exhibition of the students' work was well received by our collaborator and concept proposals developed as part of the events programme will remain on display in Pozzoni's office for the next few weeks.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:47
Today our group held an exhibition at the Town Hall where students presented their work.Short presentations of drawings and models were part of the exhibition.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:35
Day 10//

Taking #Groupphoto at the end of the event. Mission complete! Thanks to everyone in Group 17 and those who supported us during the event.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:29
Film team working on editing their footage

#reimaginingmcr #northernsoul2018 #OurTownHall
Posted 1 May 2018 22:27
DAY 10//
Marysia giving a short speech at the end of the exhibition. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the welcome centre for having us and also for keeping us fed during the duration of the event! :)
Posted 1 May 2018 22:22
DAY 10//
Marysia engaging with the study model we have on display as you can see the study model was part of the show. She love it so much!
Posted 1 May 2018 22:21
Day 10//
Leo giving an opening speech at the event. We had the people around the welcome centre and the community visiting the exhibition. We also had great conversations with the community and some engineers.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:21
Day 10//
Set up for the exhibition at 2pm! We are all very excited.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:20
Day 9//

Final touch with the shed today! Students pull up the wall system and jointed them into the floor.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:11
Day 9//

Tightening the walls of the Shed.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:04
Day 9//

The half build Furniture Shed.
Posted 1 May 2018 22:03