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Twelve Architects unveils plan for elevated park in Manchester

July 7, 2021 James Parkes 0
The viaduct will become a modern park

London studio Twelve Architects has revealed its plan to transform the disused Castlefield Viaduct in Manchester into a “green oasis” reminiscent of New York City’s High Line. The design, which was informed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s New York City High Line, is a 330-metre long linear park that will

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Citizens Design Bureau adds “delicately perforated” Corten extension to Manchester Jewish Museum

July 1, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Manchester Jewish Museum by Citizens Design Bureau

UK studio Citizens Design Bureau has renovated and extended a heritage-listed synagogue to create a museum that “tells the stories of Jewish Mancunians”. Set between a builder’s merchant and a self-storage company in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester, the studio aimed to create a building that would complement the industrial surroundings, but also be intriguing.

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Manchester School of Architecture spotlights 11 student projects

June 25, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Manchester University school shows

A project exploring whether dreams could influence the design process in architecture and a “vertical village” that adapts to rising sea levels are included in our latest school show by students at the Manchester School of Architecture. Also included is a neighbourhood plan informed by how children experience space and a sustainable community project with

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Manchester School of Architecture spotlights seven undergraduate architecture studios

June 10, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Manchester school of architecture

In our latest school show, undergraduate studios at the Manchester School of Architecture explore how feminist architectural theory can be used as a tool to design a fairer society. Other studios examined the university’s campus and its relationship to its wider urban environment; how emerging designers use design methods to engage citizens in the city; and

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Carmody Groarke creates “intriguing atmospheric” entrance to Science and Industry Museum

April 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Science and Industry Museum in Manchester by Carmody Groarke

Architecture studio Carmody Groarke has designed a lower-level entrance and gallery space at a science museum in Manchester, UK. Envisioned as the first part of the Science and Industry Museum’s long-term renovation plan, Carmody Groarke revamped the institution’s lowest floor adding a Special Exhibitions Gallery, foyer and additional visitor entrance. The entrance on the lower ground floor of the

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Demolition of Tadao Ando-designed wall in Manchester begins

November 18, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Tadao Ando's wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Demolition has begun on a wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, which forms part of Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s only building in the UK. Removal of the six-metre-long concrete wall, which locals have dubbed the Berlin Wall, began on 16 November and is expected to be completed this week. The freestanding wall was built as part

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Grzywinski + Pons transforms 19th-century cotton mill into Whitworth Locke hotel

February 4, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Whitworth Locke Manchester hotel, designed by Grzywinski + Pons

New York-based practice Grzywinski + Pons looks to overcast skies and industrial posters from the 1800s to design the interiors of this hotel in Manchester, England. Whitworth Locke hotel is situated in Manchester’s civic quarter and occupies a trio of 19th-century buildings that back onto the city’s Rochdale Canal. The three connected buildings – previously

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Giant Lamps Installed In Manchester Represent The City’s Historical Innovation

July 3, 2018 Erin 0

  Art and design studio Arcylicize, has created ‘The Manchester Lamps’, which are five oversized lamps that illuminate the city of Manchester, England. Ranging from 3.4m to 6m tall, each lamp offers shelter and seating for people and incorporate electric heaters for the winter months. Each of the five lamps mark a significant local historical […]

Cladding of Will Alsop’s Chips apartment block has “non fire retardant” written on it

January 23, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Cladding panels have been found with “non fire retardant” written on them at the Will Alsop-designed Chips apartment block in Manchester, UK, in a safety review following the Grenfell Tower fire. The labels were found on the rear of panels that were removed from the 142-flat apartment building during a risk assessment, according to a

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Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs reveal new Hodder + Partners-designed tower for Manchester

August 23, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have revealed a new Hodder + Partners-designed tower for Manchester, England, after dropping their original designs following uproar over the plan to raze several historic buildings. The former Manchester United players-turned-devlopers are working with Burnley Football Club owner Brendan Flood on the plans for the St Michael’s scheme, which they first unveiled in August 2016. But the

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