Mann Island Liverpool, Waterfront Building, England, Architect, Picture, Design
Mann Island, Liverpool : Merseytravel Building
New Liverpool Waterfront Architecture – design by Broadway Malyan, Architects
5 Jun 2016
Mann Island Liverpool
RIBA National Architecture Centre in Liverpool
A “national architecture centre in the North” is to be opened by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Liverpool’s RIBA North will have conference facilities and a gallery “at its heart”, a spokeswoman said, reports the BBC.
The institute’s president Jane Duncan said it would “explore the enormous impact that architecture and design has on our lives”.
It will open in August with an exhibition of designs for Liverpool that were never built.
The “prominent high-footfall location” for the privately-funded venue had been chosen to “help us to reach a wide audience”, she added.
The opening show will “celebrate Liverpool’s long, often maverick, history of architectural ambition (and) its willingness to take risks and be open to transformation”, the spokeswoman said.
It will include Sir Charles Nicholson and Philip Webb’s proposals for the city’s Anglican Cathedral, a 1959 scheme by Sir Denys Lasdun for the Catholic Cathedral site and Graeme Shankland’s “bold vision for a new skyline” from the 1960s.
Website: Liverpool’s RIBA North
21 Jan 2009
Mann Island Liverpool
Merseytravel confirm Mann Island move
Merseytravel confirmed it is moving to 140,000 sq ft Mann Island site. The 11-storey development is known as Building 3.
Merseytravel intends to move staff from four separate offices into the city centre building in two years.
Current est. value: £135m
Mann Island development, Waterfront, central Liverpool
Broadway Malyan Architects
Mann Island – Building information Oct 2007:
Background and Brief
Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties commissioned Broadway Malyan to design a mixed-use scheme adjacent to Liverpool’s ‘Three Graces’. The design will reconnect Liverpool’s City Centre to it’s historic waterfront via a sequence of three new public spaces, including a new covered space.
The scheme will consist of 363 apartments (50:50 split of 1 and 2 beds), 75,000sq ft of retail/leisure, 114,000sq ft of net office space and 20,000sq ft of covered public realm e.g. internal exhibition space. It will consist of 12 commercial storeys and 14 residential storeys. Our proposals comprise of three blocks and three new public spaces including a new covered public space. Two triangulated residential builds form large objects on the dock edge whilst a third linear commercial building reinforces the Strand’s streetscape. The sequence of new public spaces reconnects Liverpool’s city centre to its historic waterfront, whilst opening up access to previously enclosed areas of dock. The residential buildings overlapping roofscapes create valleys framing key views through to the ‘Three Graces’ whilst their apexes terminate vistas from the city centre and Chavasse Park. The residential buildings flush black cladding reflects the dark foreground dock water and creates a clear visual separation between the new scheme and the listed buildings beyond.
Mann Island – Building Information
Mann Island Liverpool architects : Broadway Malyan
Client: Neptune Developments Ltd & Countryside Properties
Location: Liverpool Water Front World Heritage site
Size/Value: 370 apartments, 110, 000 sqft office, 75,000 sqft retail/leisure / £75m
Other examples of Liverpool Architecture welcome: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
The high profile site near Liverpool’s cherished ‘Three Graces’ again witnesses contemporary architecture, controversial even after Will Alsop’s exit
Mann Island proposals approved Nov 2006; Museum of Liverpool Life at this site
Mann Island Liverpool image / information from Broadway Malyan
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Liverpool Architecture Designs – chronological list
Mann Island context : The Three Graces
Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island site, central Liverpool
3 x Nielsen Architects – 3XN
Museum of Liverpool
Fourth Grace – Cloud
2003-05 – aborted
Will Alsop Architects
dropped in controversial manner
Will Alsop’s wacky Fourth Grace on the Liverpool waterfront was the centre piece of the Liverpool’s winning bid to become European capital of culture in 2008. The project was cancelled
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