SEED coming to MCDC

Construction is underway for a new architectural installation at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

 

Following a design competition, Manchester Craft & Design Centre (MCDC), working with RIBA North West and its Members, are currently transforming the exhibition space in the iconic former fishmarket in Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter.

A plywood structure called SEED is being designed and constructed using digital production methods, a first for an installation of this size at MCDC. The structure is being pre-fabricated using laser-cutting techniques at Fab Lab Manchester.

 

 

SEED being made at Fab Lab

 

SEED being made at Fab Lab

 

Family-friendly launch event

 

The components are being made this week, with construction of the pavilion taking place in the week leading up to the free family-friendly launch event on 21st February 2pm – 5pm.

The exhibition will then run until 10th May 2015, with free entry during MCDC’s usual opening hours.

 

About SEED

 

The winning design – SEED, was designed by James Donegan (pictured above at Fab Lab this week), a student at Manchester School of Architecture. James’ elegant, contemporary design is inspired by the mathematical patterns found in nature.

 

SEED at MCDC

 

SEED strains up towards the light of MCDC’s glass roof as a budding flower would, responding to the change of seasons which will take place during the period of the exhibition.

For more information visit craftanddesign.com/exhibitionsandevents

 

Alison x  (your 4Manchester Women Editor)

 

Photographs: Fab Lab Manchester, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

 

 

 

 

 

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