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Group 24 Footbuild

Footbuild is a live project to turn reclaimed wood into a football stand & substitutes bench for Wythenshawe afc whose growth as a football club has outgrown their facilities. We will look to build the substitutes benches as part of the process of designing the new stand to house 150 spectators. We will collaborate with emerge touch wood who are focused on up-cycling to reduce landfill waste from construction sites. // Download Poster

Conor K // Jack W // Trevor S // Luke A // Jake V // Arturo DLCR

very nice close-up image of the clean lines of the contouring and pitch markings on the model!
Posted 8 May 2018 08:58
Job well done by everyone at team footbuild! a great couple of weeks and a lot of hard work put in to create an excellent Phasing stratergy scheme for the collaborator!
Posted 8 May 2018 08:55
The presentation model was greatly received with the realisation of seeing their site and ground evolve and grow into the monumental scales developed by the students something they found really exciting. They are looking forward to getting the model, and exhibiting it in their clubhouse.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:30
Structure was a big part of the process with students able to study how architecture aesthetically and experientially can work with and derive from the structural forms that create it.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:27
The scheme looked to extend upon the existing club house to form a stand capable of hosting 5000 fans with a mixture of terracing and seating as well as amble wheelchair facilities. The keenness to create different user experiences, reference the context and culture and re-create the paddock spaces of traditional football grounds meant this scheme was a well rounded and rich response. The physical model and scheme was well presented and received praise for its creation from the members of WythenshaweAfc.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:25
Students looked towards the built context of Wythenshawe as a source of inspiration and a means of gaining a response well routed within its community.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:22
The green roof football ground evolved from a strong concept where the students looked to work with the natural context. Many football stadiums in this era search for flat, barron land in which a stadium can be copied and pasted upon with minimal hassle, This creates a 'placeless' feel. However the green roof proposal instead worked with the landscape to create a contextual and identity driven response.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:18
The Green Roof concept was developed as a design response to one end of the ground which currently naturally slopes upwards. Here there is a good amount of space and offered a chance to create small and large scale proposals. The proposal consisted of a series of phases that would see the stand grow as and when the club required. Eventually the stand reached a capacity of around 4000.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:15
The canopy proposal was well presented and received by the club and hopefully will soon be developed upon further on the route to construction.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:10
The modular nature of the design means it can be replicated beyond the existing proposal. In fact the pitched roofs can wrap around the whole ground. The variations in scale and size also give variation in scale of space. This prevents eases the concern the club have with regards to 'seamless bowl' football stadiums which offer the same architectural form and experience extruded around the whole ground.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:09
The canopy was derived from the historical architecture of British football grounds. The reference to Old Trafford's former multi-span pitched roof a popular architectural move with the clubs members,
Posted 8 May 2018 05:02
The canopy project delved into detail with the students learning about testing various forms of construction and producing a pack of drawings for the football club.
Posted 8 May 2018 05:00
The canopy team worked on a live project that Wythenshawe Afc are actively looking to take forward and construct.
Posted 8 May 2018 04:58
The students also explored how the structure, in particular the legs of the bridge could be configured to create 'kick about spaces', something the club wish to create. This abstract approach to how football can be played was well received, with the idea offering an alternative option to how 'kick about football' could be manifested into and around tight spaces.
Posted 8 May 2018 04:55
A great physical model was made and presented along with the project portfolio to the clubs members and chairman. Safe to say the concept was very well received with the club looking to take the idea further.
Posted 8 May 2018 04:51
The concept considered how different football fans creating different football experiences could interact with the bridge and the game.
Posted 8 May 2018 04:49
Bridge developed a unique and new way in which people can watch football at small football grounds, in tight sites.

Posted 8 May 2018 04:46
A visual highlighting how their design can be incorporated onto the site which expresses the excitement of match day.
Posted 6 May 2018 20:00
Looking at the three most important junctions for the canopy to a higher level of detail so that the client could move the design forward with future contractors regarding the eventual construction of the scheme.
Posted 6 May 2018 19:55
Creating plans with enough detail to enable the client to fully understand the canopy design so that it can be easily built with approval.
Posted 6 May 2018 19:54
Final phasing stage sees each side of the ground with new stands, whilst retaining the low scale boundary of the raised walkway along the residential edge of the site.
Posted 6 May 2018 11:00
Stand integrated in to the landscape to the end of the pitch, working with the site topography to mask the scale of intervention
Posted 6 May 2018 10:59
Small stands added to the northern edge of the pitch and a raised walkway added to the site boundary closest to residential buildings
Posted 6 May 2018 10:59
All potential designs either canopy or stand can all be modularly replicated across all of the site in order to create an aesthetic identity.
Posted 4 May 2018 13:57
Working with instead of against the existing topography allows for a larger insertion with minimal disruption to the urban fabric.
Posted 4 May 2018 13:56
Interpreting the form of the existing roof could initially only be understood through sketching due to its undulating gables.
Posted 4 May 2018 13:56
A little snap of the final site model displayed alongside our presentation to the board members at Wythenshawe AFC.
Posted 1 May 2018 15:44
Excellent work all round from everyone these past two weeks, very well received during the presentation by our collaborator Wythenshawe AFC and itís board members. Done yourselves proud!
Posted 1 May 2018 15:43
Footbuild member Arturo showing the students how to make models.
Posted 1 May 2018 12:14
Video all ready! Looking forward to the viewing tomorrow.
Posted 1 May 2018 12:14
A nice little sketch of the Clubhouse canopy, some hard work gone in to this from all of our first and second years, this great drawing from Francisco came a few days ago before we had our crash course in canopy detailing.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:19
A working test model of our retractable canopy design, might look a little sketchy but says everything about our phasing strategy in regards to the clients brief.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:17
A little film preview to brighten everyone's day, many thanks to Jake.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:12
Final prep for the presentation completed, good effort everyone. Presentation to the client tomorrow at 2pm.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 17:11
Everyone working hard for the presentation of our scheme to the client tomorrow, finalising some good ideas before our mock presentation at 4:30pm!
Posted 30 Apr 2018 15:25
After my poor attempt at surfacing the pitch last week, we have employed a new groundsman and the site model is looking just a little bit better.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 15:24
Presentation model taking shape for the presentation tomorrow. The model will allow for students to drop their proposals in.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:40
Kyra putting some final touches to her tree top walkway and football stand for tomorrows presentation.
Posted 30 Apr 2018 10:37
Canopy with structure. Covered standing for those wishing to watch the match. Inspiration taken from traditional football stadiums.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:48
Looking like the ground is well on its way to being fit for a conference level team. Just a few more promotions to go for Wythenshawe then.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:43
Grand Stand Concept Canopy ,done by Simeon and Dom, in situ. Not sure what the neighbours will think! A fair few years in the future before they will need to worry about that.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 16:41
Re-configuring the traditional football ground pitched roof. Structural systems developed to remove obstructing columns.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 14:09
Re-configuring the traditional football ground pitched roof. Structural systems developed to remove obstructing columns.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 14:08
Building the terraces of a future phase scheme derived from the natural forms of the topography.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 14:07
Stand concept in context
Posted 27 Apr 2018 12:02
Exploring the construction of our canopy through concept models
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:56
Today one of the teams has been working on a model for a retractable canopy
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:55
One of our teams presenting a concept for an adjustable canopy
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:55
As the site model nears completion, so do the concept models for the stands. Footbuild team members adjusting the stands for optimum orientation on the site.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 11:54
Our canopy model finally starting to take shape. Once completed we can start to create diagrams and a phasing strategy for the football clubs evolution up the league tables.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:24
Trevor assisting with our second year students to create another football stand proposal.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:23
After days of modelling and testing, connections and Joints appear key to the success of the design, simplicity seems to be the way forward.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:14
The turf has been laid on the site model. Just waiting for the grounds man to head over with a bucket of white paint.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:12
Football pitch turf laid onto our 1:200 site model ready for the proposals to go in.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 15:04
Us 5th years have learned a thing or two about 1:200 trees this morning. We have realised that our undergraduates are potentially better model makers than us.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:24
Crash course on site topography and contours this morning. Now we can get on with this model!
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:22
Canopy designs for the client well under way. Permeability of materials and form the key components of this design concept. The clients need for consistent use alongside seasonal and diurnal change the focus here.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:19
DAY 6: Looking into the main canopy's design. Working to solve problems through the detailing of the structure.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:08
DAY 6: A really productive morning of planning the site model. After a few issues with it yesterday, both first and second years have really collaborated well today to ensure that it will serve a good purpose, and primarily look good to host our proposals to show the client.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:01
DAY 5

Posted 24 Apr 2018 15:32
DAY 5

Aqueel, Tanjer, Sobaan & Qabas concentrating on the site model.

The site model will help assist with the design proposals for a canopy and football stand.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 12:05
DAY 5

Jake, one of our co-ordinators discussing options on a model with 1st and 2nd years. The model will help understand how the structure works for the main football stand
Posted 24 Apr 2018 12:02
DAY 5

Starting the day with making a site model of the football ground. Our first years enjoying the ins and outs of foam board!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 12:00
DAY 4.

Ending the day with a group presentation. Time to pin down our scheme and move forward tomorrow!
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:49
DAY 4.

Research into what creates atmosphere at a football stadium at the Manchester football museum.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:43
After our visit to the National Football Museum, we regrouped to work on some of the ideas we got from the visit and we began used this to iterate on the existing designs
Posted 23 Apr 2018 21:18
Recap to last weeks Thursday site visit.. Andy Walsh of Wythenshawe A.F.C discussing what he would like the students to focus on.

The design proposals need to consider the existing atmospheres of the fans and integrate the existing club house.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 19:18
DAY 4

Team Footbuild at the Manchester Football Museum. What a way to start a Monday morning!!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 19:11
4 days down and progressing with some great ideas. A trip to the football museum this morning revealed a strong aesthetic and identity of existing football architecture. Something our students are now looking to incorporate in their designs, an eye opening trip.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 18:39
Bar on the terrace.... from 'Homes of Football' Exhibition at the national football museum.

The exhibition explores to the architecture that has shaped football and the homes it exist in...something that can be applied to the Wythenshawe AFC project.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 15:26
Roker Park.... from 'Homes of Football' Exhibition at the national football museum.

The exhibition explores to the architecture that has shaped football and the homes it exist in...something that can be applied to the Wythenshawe AFC project.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 15:25
DAY 4

Some of our 1st years checking out some of the old football arcade machines at the football museum!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 15:13
DAY 4

Visit to the Manchester Football Museum some great finds for Inspo! Ready to head back to the studio to work further on our design proposals!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 15:11
DAY 3

Some interesting ideas coming from our 1st and 2nd years!! Looking forward to the outputs from this week already!!

Posted 23 Apr 2018 15:04
DAY 3

Working through some ideas to refine down to final concepts.. Getting ready for our presentation to our clients!
Posted 23 Apr 2018 14:57
A successful site visit to Wythenshawe AFC where the group were able to interact with the client and ask some vital questions. The afternoon was spent putting initial thoughts and ideas on paper.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 15:20
After a morning of introducing the project and a great lecture by Trevor Stevenson on the history of the football ground the group split up to find and analyse some precedents before the presenting their findings at the end of the day.
Posted 20 Apr 2018 15:13
A brief history of 'the football ground' being prepared.
Posted 17 Apr 2018 11:34
Footbuild Timetable. See you all at 10am in Chatham room 713.
Posted 17 Apr 2018 11:24
Footbuild Brief, page 2
Posted 17 Apr 2018 11:24