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Agricultural Bodies
A Multi Sensory Experience of the Mancunian Way
Landscape
Architecture
Students
Sophie Thompson
Jonathan Hyde
Wilf Shaw
Karl Barrett et al
Introduction
Site History
The planning for the Mancunian Way was proposed and approved in 1961.
Officially opened by Prime Minister Harold Wilon on 5th May 1967.
Upgraded to Motorway status in the 1970’s.
MEN called it the ‘highway in the sky’ upon opening.
Background research on the Mancunian Way compared to
similar Highways
Pre-stressed concrete box girder structure taken from document State of the
Art of a similar Highway structure to Mancunia...
Context
Access, Light, Grey And Green Infrastructure & Community
Access
Families and students
Familes and Students
• A Divided Community
• Housing Association
• Student Village
• Subcultures – Grafitti Artists, tagge...
Current
subway
access
The Mancunian Way divides the student
community and the Hulme community
Light
Grey and Green Infrastructure
Community
Community
Assumptions made
through our visual
assessment of
graffiti
Skateboarders?
Assumptions made
through our visual
assessment of the
‘ramp-like’
structures
Half Pipe?
Clarifying our assumptions…
Ben Gibbs: Mancunian Way, Skate Park Manager
Clarifying our assumptions…
Ben Gibbs: Mancunian Way, Skate Park Manager
Recommendations
New route of
access
Integration of
the community
Agricultural Bodies
Credits
Sophie Thompson
Jonathan Hyde
Wilf Shaw
Karl Barrett
Special thanks to
Ben Gibbs
“We reinvent ...
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation
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Agricultural Bodies: Group presentation

  1. 1. Agricultural Bodies A Multi Sensory Experience of the Mancunian Way
  2. 2. Landscape Architecture Students Sophie Thompson Jonathan Hyde Wilf Shaw Karl Barrett et al
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Site History
  5. 5. The planning for the Mancunian Way was proposed and approved in 1961.
  6. 6. Officially opened by Prime Minister Harold Wilon on 5th May 1967.
  7. 7. Upgraded to Motorway status in the 1970’s. MEN called it the ‘highway in the sky’ upon opening.
  8. 8. Background research on the Mancunian Way compared to similar Highways
  9. 9. Pre-stressed concrete box girder structure taken from document State of the Art of a similar Highway structure to Mancunian Way (1975) In 1975 this was an ideology, ‘Highway in the Sky’, although now we understand through current analysis that there are current problems with the ‘None Space’, namely Access, dividing communities…
  10. 10. Context
  11. 11. Access, Light, Grey And Green Infrastructure & Community
  12. 12. Access
  13. 13. Families and students
  14. 14. Familes and Students • A Divided Community • Housing Association • Student Village • Subcultures – Grafitti Artists, taggers..
  15. 15. Current subway access
  16. 16. The Mancunian Way divides the student community and the Hulme community
  17. 17. Light
  18. 18. Grey and Green Infrastructure
  19. 19. Community
  20. 20. Community
  21. 21. Assumptions made through our visual assessment of graffiti Skateboarders?
  22. 22. Assumptions made through our visual assessment of the ‘ramp-like’ structures Half Pipe?
  23. 23. Clarifying our assumptions… Ben Gibbs: Mancunian Way, Skate Park Manager
  24. 24. Clarifying our assumptions… Ben Gibbs: Mancunian Way, Skate Park Manager
  25. 25. Recommendations New route of access Integration of the community
  26. 26. Agricultural Bodies Credits Sophie Thompson Jonathan Hyde Wilf Shaw Karl Barrett Special thanks to Ben Gibbs “We reinvent stuff. We find a use for something that no-one thought of”

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