Civic Trust Award

Chetham's School of Music, Manchester | Stephenson:ISA Studio

This is a highly thoughtful and beautifully crafted new addition to the medieval school campus. It is refreshing to see an original and well detailed study in brick for an important civic building in Manchester, a city traditionally built of the material. The interior of light, texture and warmth continues to deliver. The only regret is the empty shell that awaits funding for the Main Auditorium; without it in operation, the building rests impatiently as a glorious musical instrument that is yet to be played.

Source: The Architects' Journal