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1 The Avenue

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Type  Office, Retail
Location  Manchester
Landlord  Allied London
Floor area  5,100 m²
Construction started  2007
Architectural style  Post modern
Country  United Kingdom
Opened  2009
Owner  Allied London
Architecture firm  Sheppard Robson
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Former names  2 Spinningfields Square
Similar  Estate Exchange, Store Street Aqueduct, Church of St Wilfrid - Northenden, Smithfield Market Hall, Odeon Cinema - Manchester

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1 The Avenue is a building in Spinningfields, Manchester. It is situated on Deansgate adjacent to the grade-I listed John Rylands Library.

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Map of 1 The Avenue, Manchester, UK

Architecture

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.

A diagrid is similar in shape to a triangle and other building have used a diagrid structure, such as 30 St Mary Axe in London.

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.

References

1 The Avenue Wikipedia


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