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Mackie Mayor, a well-loved Grade II listed building in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, has been respectfully re-designed around the internal combustion engine's preservation, exhibition, and study. Mariana Ito, our client for this project and a dedicated Archivist, has been the driving force behind the concept. Her vision of an old building playing host to the past, present, and future of engines has become a reality.

The re-development includes an exhibition highlighting the historical importance of the internal combustion engine, a dedicated student area, conference rooms, private design offices, an archive, and a small workshop for the electric engine retrofitting of classic cars.

The design office is the area of focus for this project. Based in there will be a team of PhD students running a ground-breaking start-up that is spearheading research into extracting lithium (used in electric car batteries, hard to source and currently unsustainably mined) from wastewater.

Immy MacColl
Student name
Immy MacColl
Course
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Contact
LinkedIn
@imogen-maccoll-844966185
Swan Street view

Swan Street view

The Archivist: Mariana Ito

The Archivist: Mariana Ito

Main atrium

Main atrium

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.

Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.

We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.

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