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Mayfield Conticinio ‘Silence of the Night’

Part 1 Project 2023
Natasha Nedelcu
Manchester School of Architecture Manchester | UK
The concept revolves around silence, leading to the discovery of novel insights about the city, employing this medium as a catalyst for discovery. The objective extended beyond mere transformation; it entailed a shift in individuals' perceptions. The site being adjacent to the Ring Road, the intention was to challenge the prevailing notion of the Mancunian Way as a site of chaos and clamour, and Mayfield as a fleeting passage. The aspiration was to craft a structure that would compel people to pause, even amidst their bustling routines, to bask in a moment of respite, rejuvenating their spirits before forging ahead. Mayfield Conticinio emerges as an architectural marvel where the nocturnal silence permeates every hour, embodying an ambiance that transcends the confines of time. The project stands as a steadfast manifesto, championing the necessity of silence and acknowledging the remarkable power of serene intervals to bestow clarity upon existence and surroundings.

Embracing silence as a pivotal architectural motif near the Mancunian Way posed a formidable challenge, requiring a comprehensive reimagining of the design brief to center around the essence of tranquillity.

Natasha Nedelcu

Tutor(s)
Loris Rossi
2023
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