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EVENT : September 18, 2014 — May 9, 2015.

SEED: James Donegan

In Autumn 2014 we held an open competition for designers and architects to transform our small and awkward exhibition space. We received 26 ambitious and innovative entries, and James Donegan’s SEED was selected as the winner following a rigourous judging process.

SEED is inspired by mathematical patterns found in nature. The structure strains up towards the light of our glass roof as a budding flower would – responding to the change of the seasons which will take place during the period of the exhibition.

The structure is made of plywood, and was digitally designed manufactured at Fab Lab Manchester.

Born-and-bred Mancunian James is a graduate of Manchester School of Architecture and is currently working at Broadway Malyan architecture and design practice in Castlefield. He’ll be returning to MSA in September to study for his Master of Architecture.

We’re delighted to have had the support of RIBA North West on this project, and extend our thanks to the judges – John Bridge (Croft Goode Chartered Architects and RIBA NW Communications Committee), Charlotte Myhrum (PlacesMatter! Design Review), and Professor Tom Jefferies (Manchester School of Architecture).


Did you know?

You can find out more about SEED at April’s ‘Craft Unravelled’ talk: Tuesday 28th April, 1:30pm. Free and no booking necessary. Meet underneath SEED.

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