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CLIP 9158

A tour of Manchester's architecture

A tour of Manchester's architecture
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Key Info
  • A tour of Manchester's architecture
  • Duration: 06:09
  • Presenter Tom Dyckhoff explores the architectural history of Manchester. From its roots as the epicentre of the industrial revolution, to the radical design of the Hacienda club in the 1980s, Tom Dyckhoff reveals how Manchester has led the way in British architecture and urban living. He visits some of the iconic buildings of the industrial revolution, before moving on to more recent developments. He interviews Tom Bloxham, chairman of developer Urban Splash, about how the company has gone about transforming some of Manchester's poorest neighbourhoods into better places to live. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive: bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Construction and The Built Environment

       Topic:

    Urban Development

  • Keywords: architecture, history, geography, city, industry, warehouse, regeneration, development, design
Ideas for use in class
  • An introduction to different architectural styles in Britain. A starting point for work on urban development and regeneration, using Manchester as a case study or looking at the school's own local area.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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