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Master of Architecture

Stephanos Spirakis

The Brunswick Participatory Museum

The proposal forms part of a wider vision for the integration of Brunswick Housing Estate and is an extension to a Masterplan developed in my 5th year of studies. The proposed scheme advocates local heritage as a means to safeguard place identity in the process of the area’s impending regeneration. The Participatory Museum takes the form of a subterranean building of unique experiential qualities, facilities for the local community as well as an exciting, welcoming landscape for visitor and local to interact within.

By acknowledging the area’s significant -yet neglected- history, where the first nonconformist burial ground in Britain was established, the Participatory Museum subverts the traditional relationship between museum and the city and offers an alternative means to commemorate our lost loved ones. A constantly evolving exhibition, co-curated by the public, tells the story of the everyday life of residents in Manchester; thus ensuring their remembrance, regardless of their socioeconomic background or religious beliefs. 

Stephanos Spirakis - Concept Montage of Spatial Sequence - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

Concept Montage of Spatial Sequence - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

Stephanos Spirakis - Mancmeirion  Parallel Montage / study trip to Portmeirion

Mancmeirion Parallel Montage / study trip to Portmeirion

Stephanos Spirakis - Cross Section - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

Cross Section - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

Stephanos Spirakis - Long Section - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

Long Section - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

Stephanos Spirakis - Concept Montage of Spatial Sequence - The Brunswick Participatory Museum
Stephanos Spirakis - Mancmeirion  Parallel Montage / study trip to Portmeirion
Stephanos Spirakis - Cross Section - The Brunswick Participatory Museum
Stephanos Spirakis - Long Section - The Brunswick Participatory Museum

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