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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
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
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
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