Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Architect
Walker Simpson Architects
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom | View Map
Project Year
2014
Category
Museums

Project Background

Walker Simpson Architects as Architects

Walker Simpson was commissioned to undertake a 'public realm study' for the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester as the area around the museum had become cluttered, with much of its pre-20th-century industrial form hidden by signage. Working with designer Peter Saville, the project created a new set of entrance gates with associated landscaping works. The resulting work opens up the site and increases its impact at street level – sheets of clear glass, banded with a diagonal stripe, "frame" key views of the travelling gantry by the museum's Power Hall and the Grade 1 listed warehouse from 1830.


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