campus brick building metal window view
Campus in the Victorian neighbourhood of Manchester. Bricks on the facade as pixels

Mecanooarchitecten designs Kampus, a new neighborhood located on the former campus of Manchester Metropolitan University. The building is developed using the qualities of the existing building structures but changing the way they are built

The building is located in the Victorian neighbourhood and fits within the neighbourhood on a different scale celebrating the liveliness and diversity of the city compared to the historical quality of Canal Street.

brick building openings with metal frame

The architecture is expressed through the use of individual bricks that want to make each facade understandable. The alternating positions of the openings work to interrupt the warp of the brick, while the extruded elements of light aim to add relief and balance to the planes of the facade itself. The buildings are divided horizontally into three distinct elements: a podium with dark metal profiled cladding, a central section with red bricks and a roof covered with profiled metal.

brick building openings with metal frame

The lower part is made with large glazed openings where several commercial activities will be included that will give life to the campus. The new spaces between the buildings are designed to attract people, a secret garden is in fact inserted between the buildings

brick building openings with metal frame

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