HOME – Manchester
HOME, Manchester’s new centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film, features two theatres, five cinemas, a gallery, restaurant and bars. HOME was designed by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo.
HOME’s striking exterior acts like beacon. Its characteristic, triangular shape and rounded corners create a strong visual identity. The iridescentglazed facade adorned with irregularly spaced fins opens up where public areas are located, giving the building a varied and dynamic appearance. Depending on the weather, the colour of its iridescent facade changes from black to blue to green.
The interior concept and layout is that of an urban living room. The use of raw honest materials like wood, concrete, steel and glass underline HOME’s identity and mission to provide cutting edge arts and culture. Some of the spaces are multifunctional, such as the terrace, and the foyer on the first floor. The four metre-high flexible gallery space on the ground floor is designed to accommodate the most ambitious of contemporary visual art installations.