1 The Avenue
|1 The Avenue|
|Former names||2 Spinningfields Square|
|Architectural style||Post modern|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Sheppard Robson|
|Structural engineer||Capita Symonds|
The building consists of two mirror-image parallelograms, stacked one on top of the other, resulting in a three-storey 23 m (75 ft) cantilever on the east end of the building. The cantilever is supported by an inclined steel ‘diagrid’ structure.
Reaction to the glass clad building has been mixed due its proximity to the Grade I listed Rylands Library which, along with the Town Hall is considered the finest piece of architecture in Manchester and one of the finest interpretations of Gothic revival in the world.
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- 1 The Avenue at Spinningfields