Bluecoat and King David

Bluecoat and King David

Students from King David School and the Bluecoat are working with Liverpool based practice MgMaStudio to develop ideas for the Lyceum building, a well known empty building on Liverpool's Bold Street.

The students are engaged in a challenging design process, investigating the heritage environment, seeking new uses for vacant historic buildings. Creative workshop sessions combine modelmaking, collage and sketching with group discussion to test ideas for interventions in the city. The motivated group of students have devised imaginative responses to issues such as access, alterations to listed buildings, reuse and refurbishment. Balancing the interests of their clients, with the restrictions of historic buildings, enables the students to gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing built environment professionals.

MgMaStudio Practice Profile

MgMaStudio Ltd. is a young, creative architecture and design agency, established in Liverpool by Chartered Architects Mathew Giles and Matthew Ashton. From the Grade I Listed Oriel Chambers on Water Street, the studio delivers client-focussed, design-led solutions for the commercial, residential and cultural sectors in the North-West and beyond.


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  • Comment Link Bluecoat and King David Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:11 posted by Bluecoat and King David

    After tonnes of planning and research, thorough and careful client evaluation and assessment of the site the group have reached the design stage. Using detailed plans and tracing paper they now aim to plan out the detail of the future of the building. With their business plan intact and planned out, the students know the direction they are headed and are planning accordingly.

    Their project is based around two art companies DotArt and Faith Bebbington - this supports their idea of a public art experience - allowing the public to view art, take part in workshops and talks and, if they wish, buy works of art too. To make this commercially viable, they plan on leasing some office space to a law firm in order to pay the bills and ensure wider sustainability of the venue.

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