Manchester Metropolitan University

Faculty of Art and Design Manchester / United Kingdom / 2012

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Following a competitive interview process, we were appointed to work with Manchester Metropolitan University on this major extension of the Faculty of Art and Design.
A highly visible new vertical gallery space creates a new 'Window on the Arts' for the Faculty. It includes a spectacular new entrance gallery, circulation and exhibition zone, and provides strong linkages both vertically and horizontally between the existing Chatham Tower and the new building.
The gallery space acts as a shop window providing a showcase for the Faculty of Art and Design to the University and the City, while the hybrid studio spaces beyond offer flexible and adaptable space, appropriate for the changing needs of 21st century Arts education.
Inspiration for the new Art and Design school draws from the traditional warehouse typology, whilst applying a modern interpretation.
Situated in the centre of Manchester, this is an historic site adjacent to the original School of Art, the Grosvenor Building, which was built in 1880 and included LS Lowry among former students.
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    Following a competitive interview process, we were appointed to work with Manchester Metropolitan University on this major extension of the Faculty of Art and Design.A highly visible new vertical gallery space creates a new 'Window on the Arts' for the Faculty. It includes a spectacular new entrance gallery, circulation and exhibition zone, and provides strong linkages both vertically and horizontally between the existing Chatham Tower and the new building.The gallery space acts as a shop...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2009
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Client Manchester Metropolitian University
    • Cost £23 million
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Colleges & Universities
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