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Canniffe, E., Al-Saffar, M., Sagar, D., 2018.

Reimagining the Northern Quarter

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Masters degree students at the Manchester School of Architecture have re-designed one of Manchester's most popular city centre neighbourhoods.

After being set the task to find ways to regenerate existing buildings, infrastructure and public spaces, international students on the MA Architecture and Urbanism course spent their first term analysing the streets, researching the history, and talking to residents and businesses in the trendy Northern Quarter to find out what they like and dislike.

The group worked in collaboration with the Northern Quarter Forum, the local community group, to propose initial ideas for the area's re-development, emphasising the special character of its heritage.

The area is famed for its food, music, fashion, art and culture. But to enhance it even further, the students suggested solutions to its lack of greenery and pedestrian space, focusing on maintaining and enhancing the diversity and sense of community in the area.