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OMA

Factory arts centre . Manchester

OMA . Factory arts centre . Manchester (1)

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OMA, defeating a shortlist that included Zaha Hadid, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Mecanoo, has won the international competition to design the Factory arts centre in Manchester. Construction, on the site of the former Granada TV headquarters, is due to begin next year and completed in 2019. The plan is that it will present performance and art across the spectrum such as theatre, music, dance, technology, film, TV and scientific advancements. Continue reading OMA

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PPA

MARTEL HOUSE . Toulouse

ppa . MARTEL HOUSE . Toulouse  (1)

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The plot is located in the old popular neighbourhood of « Amidonniers », between the Garonne and the Canal du Midi. This parcel of land is mainly occupied by a shed, the last element of a former foundry now converted into houses. Continue reading PPA