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Models were a key tool which the students used to explain their ‘care hotel’ redevelopment proposals at the exhibition. Group 3 presented a programmatic arrangement model of their proposal along with a site model to understand the impact which their proposal would have on its immediate surroundings. The models proved to be successful as talking points when discussing each of the design proposals with Pozzoni at the final ‘project pin-up’ exhibition.
Posted 8 May 2018 11:35
The exhibition was an opportunity to present final proposed schemes along with key aspects of the development process which had inspired each group’s ‘care hotel’ design proposal. Group 2 looked at the redevelopment of the ‘Toast Rack’ building and presented key influences including specialist dementia care interior design specifications.
Posted 8 May 2018 11:34
The ‘city labs’ site was proposed as a site for a new build ‘care hotel’ option specialising in maternity care with its location making it ideal to support St. Mary’s hospital in Manchester. The group presented visualisations of specialist maternity suites which would form a unique aspect of their ‘care hotel’ scheme.
Posted 8 May 2018 11:33
The group who looked at the redevelopment of Stretford Shopping Mall into a ‘care hotel’ put together a programmatic zoning strategy for the whole site, exploring how the new building use would integrate with the existing typology. They presented this to Pozzoni at the exhibition along with sketch visuals of the proposed central courtyard garden.
Posted 8 May 2018 11:33
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
Following a design review with the collaborator yesterday, each group is working hard to refine their final proposals ahead of the 'project pin-up' exhibition on Monday at Pozzoni's office in Altrincham.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:48
Concept model for the redevelopment of the 'toast rack' into a care hotel facility, incorporating student living to develop an intergenerational program across the site.
Posted 27 Apr 2018 10:46
Great to see plans developing of the specialist care hotel facilities with each group creating layout arrangements for their concept models.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:40
Group discussion to put forward suggestions and plan towards the final presentation to the collaborators on Thursday.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 15:37
Following feedback from the collaborators each group developed initial concept layouts for their 'care hotel' proposals.
Posted 24 Apr 2018 10:07
Great presentations by all groups to end the day on Friday, working collaboratively and discussing ideas helped to shape proposals for each of the chosen sites.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 12:21
Presenting to the whole group was useful to get feedback and discuss proposal ideas for each of the potential sites for re-use.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 12:21
Review of feasibility studies for each of the sites in preparation for the presentation to our collaborators.
Posted 23 Apr 2018 12:21
Dividing the research tasks between smaller groups enabled us to work efficiently as a whole team. Collecting the notes from each of the group’s research presentations at the end of the day allowed us to develop a refined brief for a ‘care hotel’ concept model.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:30
A key consideration for the conversion of a city centre building into a ‘care hotel’ is the building’s location within the existing transport infrastructure taking into account proximity to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Group 4 collated research which focused on the access which would be required to and from a ‘care hotel’ and assessed the suitability of several sites across Manchester.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:29
Sharing research in group presentations was valuable for the whole team to develop a brief for the ‘care hotel’ model. Drawing from ideas discussed at yesterday’s meeting with the collaborator, Group 3 focused on options for intergenerational living looking at how these could be integrated into the framework of existing buildings in Manchester.
Posted 19 Apr 2018 20:28
Walking up to Pozzoni’s office just outside Altrincham town centre to meet the collaborator.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 16:32
Arrival in Altrincham. Team talk about the project brief before heading to Pozzoni’s office to meet our collaborators.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 16:31
Reconsidering Intergenerational Living

Many current care hotel schemes incorporate an element of intergenerational living. Children’s nursery spaces are integrated within this care hotel in the Netherlands (pictured).

During the events weeks we will be looking at innovative ways to design spaces for intergenerational living within the buildings we have chosen in and around Manchester as sites for re-use.

More details about the sites to follow.
Posted 27 Feb 2018 14:05
What exactly is a ‘care hotel’?

During the events weeks we will be taking inspiration from care hotels currently operating in the Netherlands (pictured) to produce concept models for future UK based care hotels.

Follow the link below to find out more about care hotels and how they could be beneficial to the future of UK healthcare.
Posted 27 Feb 2018 13:59
Exhibition space confirmed at Pozzoni’s office in Altrincham. Design proposals and concept drawings/models will be exhibited here for the ‘Project Pin-Up’ at the end of the event and will remain on display for the following few weeks.
Posted 27 Feb 2018 13:54
Here’s the proposed timetable for the Ca[re]:generation event to give you an idea of what to expect during the events weeks. We will split our time between MSA and Pozzoni’s office in Altrincham – a great opportunity to experience architectural practice and work alongside members of the Care team, building on research to develop innovative concept models.
Posted 27 Feb 2018 13:47
I’m Rachel, from Tyldesley in Greater Manchester. I first joined MSA in 2013 to study BA Architecture and have returned this year to join the Masters course. During my Part 1 year in practice I was part of the Care team at Pozzoni who we will be collaborating with during the events weeks. Over the course of my year out I mainly worked on care, senior living and residential projects. I am currently in Atelier USE and enjoy designing through the process of modelmaking. Looking forward to working with you all!
Posted 27 Feb 2018 11:12
Over the course of the events weeks, the Ca[re]:Generation student team will have the opportunity to collaborate with Pozzoni – a multidisciplinary architectural practice based in Altrincham, just outside Manchester.

We will be working closely with associates at the practice to develop new concept models for intergenerational living and in particular the ‘care hotel’ model, using research conducted by Pozzoni in the Netherlands. This is an exciting opportunity to be directly involved with the development of a concept design for new care facilities with the aim being to eventually introduce the ‘care hotel’ model to the UK.

During the events weeks, we will be splitting our time between developing concept drawings and models at MSA and participating in design reviews, presentations and an exhibition at Pozzoni’s office in Altrincham.

More details to follow soon!
Posted 26 Feb 2018 22:35