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Group 15 Re[Modelling] Our Town Hall

Agenda: ‘Our Town Hall’ is an ongoing project with Manchester City Council to repair and upgrade Manchester Town Hall so that it is suitable for modern use. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877, the Grade I listed building is a key part of Manchesters’ built heritage. Our agenda is to investigate how modelling can be used as a tool to interpret, develop and communicate a design concept. In collaboration with Purcell, students will test and refine proposed design strategies to challenge and embrace the conflicts between heritage and inclusivity for the Town Hall. Aligning with our atelier ethos of design by model making, this will be delivered through a series of models in the B15 workshop to communicate the organisation of space. // Download Poster

Yiting Z // Muhammad S // Hidayatullah H // Courtnay I // Suyeb A

The existing town hall model completed! The model has parts which are removable to show old and new proposals.
Posted 8 May 2018 08:11
More detailing!
Posted 3 May 2018 19:20
A lot of detail has been put into this model to showcase the intricate work of the Great Hall.
Posted 3 May 2018 18:57
Exterior of the Great Hall!
Posted 3 May 2018 18:52
Final Model of the Great Hall done by 1st and 2nd years (group 3)
Posted 3 May 2018 18:51
Concluding the events with a group photo.
Posted 1 May 2018 23:11
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
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 was a success! positive feedback and everyone enjoyed the models.
Posted 1 May 2018 16:43
Students explaining their concept to visitors from city concuil and purcell.
Posted 1 May 2018 15:42
End of Events we had an exhibition in Town Hall to celeberate all the works.
Posted 1 May 2018 15:36
All of the students were present to talk through their work and answer any questions.
Posted 1 May 2018 15:36
The room quickly filled up as everyone came to look around during their lunch break.
Posted 1 May 2018 15:33
The Purcell team reviewing our displays and models during the final exhibition, all the hard work has paid off!
Posted 1 May 2018 15:29
The group is working hard on getting the film which documents the entire programme of the events weeks completed today.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 18:03
Following the successful completion of the model making process last week, the 1st and 2nd year students are spending today on producing A1 sheets in which they document the process and outputs of the work they have been engaged in for the past two weeks of the Events programme.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 18:00
The concept was for the interior to be modelled with the external side plain. The basement level was also able to slot in and out.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:55
The great hall model was also complete! This model was the biggest and therefore required a lot of organisation and planning. The model shows how well they worked as a group!
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:54
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:52
Cooper street entrance model finished and photographed. The group worked well together.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:51
The entrance model of the town hall showcasing some of the details that the 1st and 2nd years went into. The choice of material was important in this model to show the weathering effect! There was some parts of this model that could be removed.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:49
Adjustments to some existing elements during assembly.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:45
discussions about how essential model making can be in the future for certain practices.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:44
Having almost completed the three models, we had a visit from our collaborators from Purcell come down to the B.15 Model Making Workshop to give us their input.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:43
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:41
The Purcell team dropped by the workshop to check on our progress - lots of good feedback!
Posted 30 Apr 2018 16:04
One of the initial sketch model showing the idea of sliding model base.
Posted 29 Apr 2018 02:54
Making a time lapse.
Posted 29 Apr 2018 02:50
Posted 29 Apr 2018 02:49
A sneak peak of one of the models. Great thought went into assembling each individual piece.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 21:34
The other group beginning to assemble the delicate components together. A great learning process in model making
Posted 27 Apr 2018 21:33
One of the groups adding the final details of the model!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 21:32
Work in process.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 18:36
Interior model done by Team 3 students - Harry, Franchesca
Jack, Kanilaras, Camila.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 18:11
What amazing day it is! To see the models become more and more delicate.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 18:01
Group 3 assembling their model pieces together!
Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:42
1st year student KANILARAS PRIHADIKARI and 2nd year student CAMILA ALVARADO INIGUEZ working on putting together the model pieces for their team.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 00:03
Throwback Thursday - when we arrived at the town hall last week we had a team meeting before the inductions and wondered what the students would come up with. Just over a week later we are pleased to say they are surpassing our expectations, keep going everyone!
Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:56
Cast elements are drying nicely, though it will be several weeks before they have fully dried, so some shrinkage is expected!
Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:42
Whilst the students have been working hard to produce the models we have been busy recording their progress and making a film.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:39
This week has involved lots of testing to decide on materials and finishes, such as layering wood stain, pictured above.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:38
Polishing up the edges.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 21:48
Some window details. Well done!
Posted 25 Apr 2018 20:05
Models getting assembled today.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 20:04
Sprayed componets waiting to dry.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 19:59
2nd year student THOMAS COOPER revealing the 3D components of his teams model.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 21:01
1st year student JACK KINNIBURGH-DICKIE spray-painting today.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 21:00
One of the Sub-teams discussing material use for their model.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 20:59
One of the groups decided to caste some of the components of the model using Stone powder mixed with pigment after creating a timber mould.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:36
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:12
Window detailing!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:10
Laser cutting!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:06
Busy at work!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 11:01
One of the groups beginning to assemble the different components of the model together.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:58
Making tests of material finishes.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 21:17
Laser cut components prepared by Team 3.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 21:15
Courtnay Ives and Jim from the B.15 Workshop talking to the 1st and 2nd Year students to discuss possible strategies for the 3rd model.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:22
Muhammad Subhan Saleem is engaged in a discussion with the students on the approach and process of the model making strategy.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:19
1st Year Student GERGANA UZUNOVA working a laser cut part of a model.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:16
First Day at the B.15 Model Making Workshop. The 1st and 2ns Years are beginning to develop the three models.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:14
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Posted 23 Apr 2018 14:46
Exciting Model-Making Day! Have fun! :D
Posted 23 Apr 2018 12:31
Each group presenting their ideas for the model. A variety of sketch models were also made to get a sense of a scale and materiality.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 11:12
Today is the final day of model planning and preparation at the Town Hall. Each of the three groups have decided what they are going to model and what they want to show, so today is an opportunity to get the preparation work done to make the most of the time in the B15 workshop next week.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 08:26
Team 3 having a closer look at the detailing within the Great Hall.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 08:09
After splitting into groups, group discussions about each model and concept sketches were underway!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:25
Team 3 visiting the Great Hall.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:22
Serious group discussion time!!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:10
Circulation Precedent!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 17:39
Circulation Precedent!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 17:37
Day One / and... EVENTS PROJECT BEGINS! A group discussion/induction just before the tour of the building.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 12:54
Taking teams 1 and 2 for a tour of the Copper Street entrance of the Town halls to gain a contextual analysis of the entrance.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:31
Intricate interior wall detailing.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:00
On the first day we had a guided tour through the courtyard to familiarise ourselves with the building as a group.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 10:53
Following the Induction and Tour, the 1st and 2nd year students are getting to know one another and slip into teams to begin the events programme we have prepared.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 20:44
Getting to know the building, Manchester Town Hall.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 20:42
Started the Events week with a tour and induction of the Town Hall.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 20:40