The Field/Hardman Square Pavilion Manchester, UK
Sheppard Robson’s timber-framed, 1,150m² pavilion building sits in a new landscaped public space in Hardman Square as part of the Manchester’s major Spinningfields development.
For client Allied London, the four-storey retail pavilion has been designed to be a permanent venue for a high-end food and drink offering, whilst the public realm proposal—also designed by Sheppard Robson—creates a complementary garden space, called The Field.
The strongly gridded form of the building’s expressed frame firmly anchors the new building in its context of commercial offices, whilst the structure’s darkened timber (used to mitigate the appearance of natural weathering) creates a relationship between the building and the landscaping it is embedded within.
The landscape proposal begins with working with the existing semi-mature trees and the positioning of a kiosk and a larger barn structure, both made from timber. The Field edges are then defined by structural planting and hard features, which frame the electric planting of the meadow-like greenery.
- Allied London
- 1,150 m2
- RIBA - Shortlisted
- Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Shortlisted
- Wood Awards - Shortlisted