Mustard Tree, Manchester

A place at the table of the highest of architectural achievements

Mustard Tree.
Mustard Tree. Credit: Paul Karalius

North West RIBA Regional Award 2019

OMI Architects for Mustard Tree
Contract value: £1.65m 
GIA: 2,650m² 
Cost per m²: £623

This deliberately sparse conversion of two combined 1950s buildings for a charity has achieved the most impact with the least expenditure. The architect’s diligence and skill has enabled the client to be truly heard. A newly positioned entrance orientates the building to the street and regenerated neighbourhood. Throughout rigorous, simple adjustments to layout and careful cutting have tailored the building while leaving room for further flexibility. This may be architecture with a little ‘a’ but it has a place at the table of the highest of architectural achievements.

 

  • Mustard Tree.
    Mustard Tree. Credit: Paul Karalius
  • Mustard Tree.
    Mustard Tree. Credit: Paul Karalius
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    Mustard Tree. Credit: Paul Karalius
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