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Tuesday22 August 2017

Local architect beats big names to Manchester concert hall

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Stephenson Studio triumphs in RIBA competition

Local practice Stephenson Studio has seen off national rivals including Caruso St John and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for a job to extend the world-famous Hallé concert hall in Manchester.

The RIBA-run competition was launched last September with five teams eventually being shortlisted for the work to expand the Hallé St Peter’s Building in Ancoats by turning a grade II-listed former church building into rehearsal, performance, education and ancillary space.

The remaining teams who made the shortlist were Flanagan Lawrence and Jamie Fobert Architects.

The extension will run across nearly 1,500sq m and is the second phase of work at the venue which was built in 1859. Each shortlisted practice received £6,000.

The judging panel included Jeremy Dixon and Niall McLaughlin.

 

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  • Seymour Alexander

    Brilliant.

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  • I like Stephenson, he's a nice guy and a good architect. Excellent news

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    This is where modernism is going and I like its refusal to compromise or try to be ingratiating. Project looks good in the CGIs; now let's see what the finished product looks like. A lot will depend on the materials, detailing, and workmanship.

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    PS the Fielden Clegg Bradley effort is crap -patronising po-mo crap trying to ingratiate itself. Please stop doing this.

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  • Well done, Roger, a lovely scheme. Nick's right, the material selection, detailing and execution needs to be followed through with the same lack of compromise. Reckon it's in the right hands, though...

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