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Francesca Fernandes

The Leaf Street Bridge Centre project is championed by the local community who I have engaged with over the course of the year. 

The project provides community gardens, rehabilitation/counselling services, conference suites, cookery/bakery school, retail outlets and dining facilities. The journey from one end of the site to the other in theory provides disenfranchised youths who may be suffering from mental health issues with the opportunity to reintegrate into society and have first hand interaction with the local community. The sustainable design features little on-site construction, prefabricated primary and secondary structure, renewable timber sources and harvesting of fruit and vegetables on site. The dining facilities and cookery school will bring youths from the rehab programme and the general public together in order to integrate and socialise. The programme seeks to bring back the high street to Stretford Road enabling sustainable incomes, which will be fed back into the project.

Francesca Fernandes - Conceptual plans for site development

Conceptual plans for site development

Francesca Fernandes - Cognitive Behaviour Pods in the growing meadow

Cognitive Behaviour Pods in the growing meadow

Francesca Fernandes - Development of 3d forms in relation to site relief plans

Development of 3d forms in relation to site relief plans

Francesca Fernandes - The Leaf Street Bridge Centre on Stretford Road, Manchester

The Leaf Street Bridge Centre on Stretford Road, Manchester

Francesca Fernandes - Conceptual section through the divergent spaces

Conceptual section through the divergent spaces

Francesca Fernandes - Casual Meeting rooms in the Rehabilitation Centre

Casual Meeting rooms in the Rehabilitation Centre

Francesca Fernandes - Conceptual plans for site development
Francesca Fernandes - Development of 3d forms in relation to site relief plans
Francesca Fernandes - Conceptual section through the divergent spaces
Francesca Fernandes - Casual Meeting rooms in the Rehabilitation Centre
Francesca Fernandes - Cognitive Behaviour Pods in the growing meadow
Francesca Fernandes - The Leaf Street Bridge Centre on Stretford Road, Manchester

Tags: Architecture, Autocad, Buildings, Engagement, Hand Drawing, Landscaping, Masterplan, Photoshop, Sketching, Sustainability, Timber Use, Visuals

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