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Sanderson, L., Jefferies, T., Aston, H., 2012.


Output Type:Artefact

A specific installation between two Schools of Architecture, Office for Subversive Architecture and curator Jane Anderson, named Atelier[zero]. The project is an enquiry, reflection and exploration, which questions the role of a collaboratively built student designed project, and the place of such a project both in architectural education and the city.

The idea of Atelier is to curate urban space, suggesting a critical engagement with the city. Atelier [zero] encompasses the spirit of play in the city for both the designer-makers of the intervention and its users, by questioning all forms of culture including architecture, design, visual art, installation art and sport.

The project brought together Manchester School of Architecture and École Spéciale d'Architecture [Paris] in order to design and realise a project that embraces the original aspirations of the Olympic Games in the heart of the Piccadilly Basin in Manchester. The project acts as a platform for social exchange and is an abstract interpretation of what the Olympic Games mean.