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.
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.
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 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