HydroCity: Wirral Waters

Our students and tutors from RISEBA’s architecture department embarked on an uplifting trip to Manchester for the "HydroCity: Wirral Waters" project. This venture was a deep dive into the urban water edge conditions and hydrophilia in architecture, focusing on the "Wirral Waters" development area in Birkenhead, UK. The team engaged in zoning, masterplan creation, and pilot building design, shedding light on the "Blind spots in architecture," which is this year's academic theme. The collaborative effort with the Manchester School of Architecture will culminate in a book publication encapsulating their research and design proposals. The trip was an educational exercise and a journey of discovery, challenging biases, and embracing sustainable, digital, and socially inclusive architecture.