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The presentation was successful. The feedback we got included we needed more research into Chinatown and more grounding in reality. however overall the scheme was successful and enchances the spirit and vibe of Chinatown well.
Posted 17 May 2014 17:58
The final design created in the image shown has been fine tuned since the last review. Trees in the garden are double height stemming from the car park below up above the platform. The Chinese style pavilions are added keeping the local aesthetic in mind.The car park has been left as there is minimal parking space in central manchester so we felt it necessary to keep it instead it has been lowered slightly.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:32
Based on the review with the 5th years, a few minor alterations are needed to the design of the platform. A possible change in levls was suggested with a small hill to make it an bovious place to sit or play for children. Also the colour scheme and how it will sit in with its surroundings is key and it needs to become a part of Chinatown, not stand out like a soar thumb.
Posted 13 May 2014 22:15
Continuing on the research conducted, we decided we wanted to make better use of the car park space whilst finding ways to deal with Chinatown's huge amount of food waste that is produced daily. The resultant idea is to create A new York "High Line" style raised platform garden which will be bedded with compost created from the food waste.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:55
Investigating Manchester's Chinatown we concluded that it is a badly organised space. It is in a prime location in the centre of the city yet in the middle of Chinatown, there is a car park. Furthermore. This is a serious waste of public space and could be put to much greater use.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:49
Writing the 500 words gave me an interesting insight into modern Chinese urbanism and the the problems it faces with its vast expanse of growth and wealth making. Furthermore it showed that China unlike most industrialised nations is still changing meaning it can adapt to modern day phenomena such as global warming when well established infrastructures in the Western world is very unflexible to change.
Posted 13 May 2014 20:44