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Group 13 Urban Greening

Working in partnership with Bruntwood, this ‘Events 2018’ project intends to re-imagine the relationships that exist between the urban landscape, architecture and nature. Urban Greening challenges you to respond to the complexities of a live feasibility brief using your skills as designers to consider and apply how we can use vegetation and landscaping around existing buildings to create engaging urban environments. // Download Poster

Amy W // Joshua G // Rebecca R // Dillan A // Nathan E

The team getting some well deserved feedback from our client on the success of their proposal and delivery.
Posted 8 May 2018 08:23
One of our teams final proposals highlighted as one of the favourite schemes by our collaborators.
Posted 8 May 2018 08:21
Urban Greening
Posted 1 May 2018 16:49
Final crit to Bruntwood
Posted 1 May 2018 16:43
Presentations are underway with our collaborator, Bruntwood.
Posted 1 May 2018 14:44
Setting up for our afternoon of presentations to our collaborator.
Posted 1 May 2018 13:56
DAY 10 - Our guests and collaborators will be arriving at 2pm this afternoon ready for a prompt 2.30pm start. We are looking forward to seeing your final work and celebrating your ideas with the collaborators!

Best of luck!
Posted 1 May 2018 11:34
Last minute preparation before our collaborators are in later. The groups have been working really well together, they are refining their presentations and discussing what they will be presenting this afternoon.
Posted 1 May 2018 11:06
Day 9 - Today groups are preparing for presentation with Bruntwood tomorrow.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 15:34
Today we are working on our teams final preparations ahead of tomorrow’s presentations to our collaborator!
Posted 30 Apr 2018 14:18
Great to see our students' designs develop into short presentations this afternoon. We look forward to further development and the final presentation to Bruntwood on Tuesday.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:15
Day 8 and presentations are underway, great to see what everyone has been working on for the past week!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 15:31
This morning we made a second visit to site - Alberton House, Manchester
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:56
Day 7 - Refinement
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:55
One of our teams communicating their design through modellling
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:47
A handful of students went to revisit the site in the morning, taking further measurements, photos and videos to support their on-going designs!
Posted 26 Apr 2018 14:01
Today the teams are bringing all their sketches, drawings and models together to start creating presentations ready for our mock crit tomorrow.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 11:15
Some more of our groups sketch proposals which are now being developed into final proposals ahead of our collaborator review next Tuesday.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 09:31
Further intervention development for Alberton House.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 17:34
Detroit's Urban Farms have also been examined by students. Residents of Detroit adopted such schemes to rehabilitate depleted landscapes and create self-reliant communities. Again, basic principles of this approach have been applicable to Urban Greening proposals in Manchester.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 17:19
The High Line in New York is an example Urban Greening students have looked at for inspiration for their own designs. It presents a unique approach to incorporating vegetation into a dense but disused urban space.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 17:14
Finishing the day off with tutorials in small groups. There has been a lot of discussing today and groups are really progressing in refining their ideas. Great to see a mix of approaches from modelling, painting, sketching and rendering and thinking about how this work will be presented to the clients.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:33
DAY 5 - Great start to the day! Our table-top reviews highlighted how far the designs have come along. Some strong and diverse ideas that will be developed in the next two days.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:56
Alberton House facade model, along with development sketches.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:55
Day 5: Design development discussions
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:52
The afternoon session of Day 4 has begun with tutorials from Year 5 students. This continues the theme of a design charette to develop a series of fast-paced responses to the brief, developing on initial ideas from Friday.

Students have experimented in a variety of mediums through hand-drawing, models and collages!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 14:52
If you’re interested in urban greening, you might want to check out this talk this Thursday evening in Manchester. It is discussing ideas about green and outdoor social spaces in Manchester City Centre, might help to inspire you further and it is free!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 10:28
This afternoon we have reviewed everyones ideas. Key themes; communal spaces, light-weight structures, temporary interventions and planting solutions.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 15:55
Site visit with Bruntwood collaborates to Alberton House, Manchester
Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:17
Introductory Lecture - Urban Greening ft. Nathan Edge
Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:12
One of our groups initial proposals to incorporate a green and digital wall to one of the blank facades of the building, maximising its impact during both day and night
Posted 20 Apr 2018 13:06
This morning we have split into teams to brainstorm initial ideas in response to the brief. Teams are researching to find precedents and greening ideas, we can't wait to see what is produced.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 12:22
Yesterday we closed the day with a collation of everyones site analysis work
Posted 20 Apr 2018 10:02
Quick look at the work produced today by the group
Posted 19 Apr 2018 15:32
This morning we are working in teams to produce site analysis. Using pictures and sketches from the site visit yesterday, we will be sharing this with the rest of the group this afternoon.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:22
Our collaborator representatives Simon and Jack giving the team an introduction to the project
Posted 18 Apr 2018 12:43
Day 1 and our site visit is underway at Alberton House
Posted 18 Apr 2018 11:43

Team 5
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Team 4
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Team 3
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Team 2
Posted 13 Mar 2018 15:40

Team 1
Posted 13 Mar 2018 15:40
Above is the current two week programme for the event.

The schedule comprises of a site visit, design charrettes, as well as opportunities to test designs in a variety of mediums such as by hand and via a series of models. The proposals can also be developed in two and three dimensional form in order to create a coherent and fluid response to the brief.

The final day will consist of presenting the finalised designs for Alberton House. Colleagues from the collaborator Bruntwood will be present at this event, providing a valuable opportunity for students to liaise with and gain feedback from the client of the live-project.
Posted 11 Mar 2018 19:51
Posted 8 Mar 2018 11:27
Team meeting finalising the weeks’ design programme and dividing our competition teams!
Posted 6 Mar 2018 15:42
Following a successful meeting in Bruntwood's offices to discuss our project scope, we were accompanied by the team for a site visit to discuss the potential proposals and ideas for the exhibition to show the work at the end of the Events weeks. We're now developing a detailed schedule of our 2 weeks and starting to come up with the competition teams we'll be dividing into during those weeks!
Posted 22 Feb 2018 14:10