THE BICYCLE HUB
The Park Hill Cycle Hub was situated at a point of convergence for many methods of transport – thus the soundscape is very unique.
It is a bike storage facility, repair workshop and café- aimed to serve the community of Park Hill. It features a roof terrace where children can safely learn to ride a bike.
The tiered café leads up to a viewing platform which overhangs the railway tunnel, so the sounds from this penetrate the building’s spaces.
THE POLITICAL THEATRE
Manchester has long been a hotbed of political activism and reform, from Peterloo to the Pankhursts, many political movements and reformers have had their roots in this city.
We are at risk of losing this political energy in the internet age. Social media creates an echo chamber – we seek out views that tally with our own politics.
In the Political Theatre, the street is the stage, where the façade opens up to passers by. After all, you can’t choose what you overhear.
HALFWAY HOUSING FOR EATING DISORDERS
The number of young people in the UK admitted to hospital with eating disorders has grown steadily in recent years.
Recovery is not an instant process, and discharge from hospital certainly does not indicate sudden healing.
Recovery can be challenging; my housing scheme aims to alleviate some of the difficulties and ease the transition from the hospital to the usual home.
The design scheme is informed by research on bright light therapy and its impact on restoring the body’s circadian rhythm.