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INTERLINGUA

Interlingua is a language destination that connects Manchester communities through group based language learning, featuring a dedicated research space to revive dying languages.

Interlingua then transforms into an event space showcasing spoken language performances from Interlingua users and guest artists.

There are nearly 200 languages in Manchester, with 60-70 being spoken on any street at any time. Not to mention by the end of the century (2100) 80% of languages will be extinct. Manchester can have a very important role in the preservation of languages and culture through its immense diversity. Therefore, Interlingua takes this opportunity to connect the communities and preserve the identity of Manchester residents.

Taking inspiration from the words 'Auricular', 'Bind', and 'Patchwork', Interlingua breaks down the typical associations and reinvents them through form, pattern, and furniture. 

'Patchwork' become the foundation of Interlingua's concept. Taking aerial photographs of Manchester to see the 'patchwork of the land' and sketching over this into a floor plan allowed for a symmetrical building to be reinvented and allowed for the identity to be truly represented in the building.

FINAL MAJOR PROJECT

MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART

2022-2023

WINNER

for 2D Communication of projects, particularly, drawing and visual style.

SHORTLISTED

Design Breakthrough Award 2023

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