LUMIERE & SKYLINE CENTRAL, MANCHESTER

Role             Landscape Architect & Public Art
Architect     Kinetic AIU
Client          West Properties (UK) Ltd.
Budget        £250,000
Status         Built

SCOPE   Development of a high end landscape proposal for 138 apartments as part of an exclusive residential development. The design utilises a contemporary approach with strong geometric forms feeding off those of the surrounding architecture. In collaboration with architects Kinetic AIU the proposal integrates internal and external treatments, connecting the architecture with the landscape elements. 

CHALLENGES   The ground floor is built on podium, and includes an enclosed residents retreat. On the roof a social space for residents is provided. The project’s tight budget required the careful use of materials and planting while focusing the value on a seating and deck area. 

WATER AND LIGHTING   Concepts for water features and lighting within the project were developed with specialist consultant guidance. 
ExA also arranged commissioning of Neil Dawson to produce floating stainless steel ‘droplets’ and worked with the artist and lighting designer to create a truly memorable night lighting effect.