When I first visited the site Karen Howell explained the brief as we walked around together. I knew instantly that vantage points from the Cathedral, The Triangle Shopping Centre and Chetham’s School of Music would provide superb overviews of the scheme.
What I love about the scheme is the variety of public space that has been designed by BDP’s landscape architects. The Cathedral Botanical Lawn, The Podium Lawns and The Pillow Lawns all set off the hard landscaping beautifully.
The Water Feature meanders through the scheme from the Source Pool to The Finale Pool with Stephen Broadbent’s Bronze leaves cascading down the water rill depicting the seasons.
Urbis provides a fantastic architectural back drop for this little bit of paradise in the heart of the City of Manchester.