Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing / Mecanoo

first_img Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing / Mecanoo Architects: Mecanoo Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Greg Holmes Photography United Kingdom 2018 Project Management: Client:One ManchesterMechanical And Electrical Engineer:Max FordhamAdvisor Acoustics:Max FordhamBuilding Costs Consultant:Simon Fenton PartnershipCity:HulmeCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Greg Holmes PhotographyRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The area around Leaf Street in Hulme, just outside Manchester city centre, has a history of urban renewal. The typical Victorian terraced houses were demolished after World War II to make room for the infamous Hulme Crescents, the largest social housing project in the United Kingdom at the time. In the 1990s, the ‘Crescents’ were demolished and a large part of the neighbourhood redeveloped. Hulme Living on Leaf Street is a fourth-generation urban renewal housing development that combines apartments and single-family homes in one building mass.Save this picture!© Greg Holmes PhotographySave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Greg Holmes PhotographyMeandering. On the south-eastern side, the plot borders the main access road to the neighbourhood and other buildings from Manchester Metropolitan University. Appropriate to this scale, the residential complex extends to five levels of apartments. The compact building volume meanders across the plot and gradually decreases in scale to the north. The three-storey family houses on this side of the development are on par with the adjacent 1930s dwellings. The brick building acts as a connecting element between the various structures bordering the plot.Save this picture!© Greg Holmes PhotographyPublic green space. The S-shape of the building creates two semi-enclosed public green spaces. The entrance court is turned to the Hulme Arch Bridge and has the character of a garden square. Facing Leaf Street is a park area where children can play. The public spaces are connected to each other via large gates in the building volume, which also mark the entrances to the apartments. Many existing trees on the plot were preserved by the elegant shape of the complex. A wide variety of vegetation ensures that residents can experience all different seasons. Cycling paths and footpaths across the plot are connected to the existing infrastructure and informal walkways. This way, the building complex and its surrounding public space form one unified urban plan.Save this picture!© Greg Holmes PhotographySave this picture!© Greg Holmes Photography“Affordable housing was an extremely important statement of myself back in the 80’s when we started Mecanoo; that affordable housing should also be beautiful and pleasant to live in. Though we changed our focus and mapped many other typologies over the years, affordable housing was and still is as relevant as before. The present and the future is still about urban renewal. It’s the responsibility of the architect to address to the needs in society” – Francine Houben.Save this picture!© Greg Holmes PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Disruption Explores High Density Housing with Moshe Safdie and Ma YansongArchitecture NewsHousing for the Elderly: Examples of Independent and Community LivingArticlesProject locationAddress:Leaf St, Hulme, Manchester M15, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeMecanooOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingOn FacebookHulmeUnited KingdomPublished on June 15, 2020Cite: “Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing / Mecanoo” 15 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Greg Holmes Photography+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Renaissancecenter_img Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Structural Engineer: R-gen Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing / MecanooSave this projectSaveHulme Living Leaf Street Housing / Mecanoo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  9500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Social Housing “COPY” CopySocial Housing•Hulme, United Kingdomlast_img read more