Group 18

The Youth Centre 422 is a collaboration between MSA and the Manchester Vineyard (MV). Along side a collective of other volunteers we will revive an existing youth centre into a multi-use space consisting of a cafe, performance space and office's. In this project you will be producing live drawings and visualisations that will help MV get the project off the ground. You will be collaborating closely with Stuart who has dedicate his time to the project.

Daniel W / Ifan J / Heston H / Alexander H / Ajay M / Jack C

Manchester Vineyard is a Church led group who’s main focus is to serve the local area and encourage community development in Manchester. Despite Ardwick & Longsight being such a diverse area both in culture and age, currently there is very little by way of space for building community, resulting in social isolation and a broken, insular community. The Manchester Vineyard is hoping to change this.
Posted 10 Mar 2020 16:11
Youth Centre 422 is a grand Victorian building hosting various original features. It is now derelict due to a long stint with professional squatters. The building borders three communities within Manchester; Longsight, Rusholme and Ardwick and are in dire need of communal facilities.
We have distributed the spaces which we will then develop in groups. These spaces are all in need of restoration and include the main hall, café, social gathering and office spaces.
Posted 10 Mar 2020 16:12

MArch Students at the Manchester School of Architecture:
(From top right)

Jack Carter
Liverpool John Moores University
KKA Architects

Heston Harris
Manchester School of Architecture

Alex Hughes
Liverpool John Moores University
Falconer Chester Hall

Ajay Mahay
University of Brighton
Hoban Design

Ifan Rees
Liverpool John Moores University
5plus Architects

Daniel Warren
Nottingham Trent University
Ellis Wiliams
Posted 10 Mar 2020 22:14
Youth Centre 422 - Social Value - Community

Manchester is the fifth most deprived local authority, with over half the kids growing up in poverty. This is a concerning matter with children going to bed hungry and starved of basic nutrition.

The whole idea of the programme is to renovate the youth centre to create a new communal hub for the people of Manchester. This will aid families in poverty, giving them somewhere to have fun, a healthy meal and social space to interact in.
Posted 21 Mar 2020 16:41
Youth Centre 422 - Social Value - Teaching and Learning

Within Manchester, many children do not have access to after school facilities, this new space will be open for kids to come and study or socialise with children from different communities.

Various educational facilities will be able to use the space such as local schools and colleges, for meeting spaces to the large hall space on the first floor, allowing for a wide variety of communities to use the building.
Posted 21 Mar 2020 16:47
Youth Centre 422 - Social Value - Job Opportunities

With Manchesters job growth on the rise, the inclusion of business/office spaces within the scheme is an important one. Playing our part to the wider economy.

The scheme includes a whole basement floor for start-up businesses that need a space to grow and expand. Meaning more job opportunities for the area. We will be designing spaces to maximise efficiency, to hopefully allow for great companies to be discovered.

This will be a way of funding all the charity work that takes place within the centre.
Posted 21 Mar 2020 16:48
On the second day of our events program, we will be visiting the office of 5plus architects in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. The team will be meeting with Natasha Dance, the Associate Interior Designer who will be giving us a short presentation on interior projects she has worked on for 5plus architects. We will then have a discussion about what we want to accomplish with the Youth Center, and bouncing some initial ideas off each other and the team at 5plus. Natasha will also take us around the materials library at 5plus so that we can begin to decide which materials we think would be appropriate for the Youth Center.
Posted 22 Mar 2020 21:36
Youth Centre 422 - Curating an event - BBC Philharmonic

The Manchester Vineyard have been asked to put on a show within the youth centre for the BBC Philharmonic, this will be filmed for the public. This creates a great opportunity to display our designs and processes to the public. Showing what we believe as a group the building could be restored to. We will also be designing the setup and area for the performance to take place.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 01:01
Youth Centre 422 - Precedent studies - Space 10 Office

This is a creative reuse project of an existing office, using new partitions and innovative spaces to divide working, socialising and other day to day activities. This aims to give a good understanding of flexible office spaces.

The use of materials within the build will also be highlighted in our presentation with a talk on haptic and tectonic architecture and why these should be considered.

This study will be presented by Alex and Jack.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 01:05
Youth Centre 422 - Precedent studies - Ku.Be House

An exciting precedent that boasts a very fun way to design a community centre. Allowing for innovative design and integrated fun/activities. Mixing spaces with different uses allowing for the integration of different communities.

This study will be presented by Heston and Ajay.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 01:09
The existing building is made up of three floors. The idea is to divide the team equally over these floors to create a fully resolved design.

The basement will house the proposed offices, the ground floor the entrance space, cafe and teaching rooms, and the first floor will retain the sports hall and activity areas.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 12:52
Within this week the team will become acquainted with each other and the client. The start of the week will include a site visit to Longsight Youth centre where everyone will get to know the building and what it is expected from it.

We will then begin to develop some ideas with the help of 5Plus architects and their interior designers.

To finish the week we will give you some expertise on AutoCad followed by a brief presentation to the client Stuart, from Manchester Vineyard.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 16:11
For the final week the team will begin to develop a final design. During the start of the week we will give you a refresher course on Sketchup. Directly after this each team will produce a set of finalised plans and visualisations that will be presented to Stuart and the other collaborators at the close of the week.
Posted 23 Mar 2020 16:15