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UK - Manchester - Salford - MediaCityUK | by Darrell Godliman
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UK - Manchester - Salford - MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK was nearing completion last time I was in Salford although somehow the group of buildings doesn't really seem to 'hang' together as a group, I think this is at least partly due to the different buildings being designed by different architects all trying to compete with each other. Individual buildings are designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Sheppard Robson and Stephenson Bell amongst others.

 

Having googled it I can see I'm not the only person to think this, from Wikipedia 'The design of buildings at MediacityUK has been criticised by the editor of Building Design magazine, Ellis Woodman, who describes it as "a crazed accumulation of development in which every aimlessly gesticulating building sports at least three different cladding treatments. The overriding sense is one of extreme anxiety on the part of the architect. Quite how the BBC has stooped this low is hard to fathom." The development was awarded the Carbuncle Cup by Building Design magazine for the worst new building in 2011.'

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Taken on October 25, 2010