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OMA's £110 million Arts Center in Manchester Receives Planning Approval

OMA's £110 million Arts Center in Manchester Receives Planning Approval
OMA's £110 million Arts Center in Manchester Receives Planning Approval, Courtesy of Factory Manchester
Courtesy of Factory Manchester

OMA’s first major public building in the UK has been granted planning approval. Known as “Factory,” the groundbreaking new cultural center will serve as a the new home of the Manchester International Festival (MIF) and as a year-round concert and arts venue.

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OMA was selected for the project following an international competition in 2015, beating out proposals from firms including Rafael Viñoly Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Zaha Hadid Architects and Mecanoo. The project is being led by partners Ellen van Loon and Rem Koolhaas.

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Courtesy of Factory Manchester
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Courtesy of Factory Manchester

“Much of my professional life has been spent undoing limitations of the traditional typologies,” said van Loon. “From classical opera and ballet to large scale performances and experimental productions, Factory in Manchester provides the perfect opportunity to create the ultimate versatile space in which art, theatre and music come together: a platform for a new cultural scene.”

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Courtesy of Factory Manchester
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Courtesy of Factory Manchester

The £110 million venue will be located in the new St. John’s neighborhood of Manchester on the site of the former Granada TV Studios, and will be developed in partnership with developer Allied London. Economic impact of the project is estimated to create almost 1,500 full-time jobs and add £1.1 billion to the city’s economy in a 10-year period.

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Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring of 2017.

News via OMA.

OMA Selected to Design Manchester's 'Factory', Their First Public Project in the UK

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "OMA's £110 million Arts Center in Manchester Receives Planning Approval" 16 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/803477/omas-110-pounds-million-arts-center-factory-manchester-receives-planning-approval/> ISSN 0719-8884
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