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Mecanoo, Manchester, 2015

 

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A flagship building in the heart of the city, designed for the production and hosting of artistic projects and large-scale cultural events

Manchester City Council appointed Mecanoo to design a 7,600m² art and culture house with two theatre spaces (500 and 150 seats), five cinema screens (250, 150, 60, 40 and 40 seats), a restaurant, café, roof terrace, gallery space, three foyers, bookshop, sponsor’s room, offices, rehearsal room, work places, educational spaces, dressing rooms and a public square.

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  • Begun: Apr 2013
  • Completed: Apr 2015
  • Floor area: 7,600m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £22.6M
  • Procurement: Two-stage Design and Build (NEC3)
  • Address: 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN, United Kingdom

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