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Manchester Metropolitan University: Faculty of Humanities

Interior Public Space
Main Atrium Space Aerial Photo
Main Atrium with blue LED
Main Atrium with pink LED
Close up on the pebbles in the Main Atrium
View of the Main Atrium from the far end
Main Atrium
Close up on the Vas-One by Serralunga
Left side of the Main Atrium with Green LED planters
Peek through the olive trees to the back area of the Main Atrium
A row of seating clusters behind the main staircase in the Main Atrium
Lower Atrium view from the ground level
Huge bookcases divide the Lower Atrium into 3 zones
Lower Atrium view from the ground level
Zone 2 of the Lower Atrium
Normann Copenhagen Onkel Sofas are dotted around the Lower Atrium the within the clusters at the back of the Main Atrium
Zone 1 of the Lower Atrium
Zone 1 of the Lower Atrium by the stairs
The three zones are distributed along the whole corridor
Zone 2 of the Lower Atrium
Zone 3 of the Atrium
Close up on the wonderful Artemide Tolomeo Lamp, bespoke bookcase and Onkel Sofa

Following on from our design work at the Manchester School of Art and MYRIAD faculties, we were delighted to be chosen to work again with Manchester Metropolitan University to re-design & furnish the public spaces within the Geoffrey Manton Humanities building at the All Saints Campus on Oxford Road.
The brief was to create comfortable, practical and versatile seating areas to accommodate the high volume of staff and students which pass through the building each day and to also function for a range of conferences and events. The building was originally very sparsely furnished and the Dean of the faculty was keen to create a big impact on entering the space. We also had to consider the requirements and function of the space when used for events and open days so we had to provide design solutions taking all of these things into account, allowing flexibility and reconfiguration. The general concept was to give each floor its own identity by way of colour but using certain key pieces throughout every floor for continuity.