Landscape + Urbanism College

This project evolved out of a desire to put forward an alternative approach to the phenomenon of depopulation in East Manchester. Various 'community-centered' regeneration attempts had achieved little success and failed to address the large areas of industrial and residential land that lay derelict.

This project suggested an alternative response in the form of an Urban Farm which would turn empty land into herb fields to provide the raw material for cosmetics and toiletries. The farm was arranged alongside one of Manchester's primary arterial roads and utilised the layout of the various herb fields to provide a sculptural optical experience for passing road users.