wright robinson hall
completed in 1966 and located on altrincham street in manchester, wright robinson hall was designed by william arthur gibbon of cruikshank & seward as student residence for the university of manchester institute of science and technology (which later became ‘umist’ and, most recently, university of manchester).
the structure stands sixteen floors high, and its scale and form was designed to relate to the well-known renold building which is situated opposite and was also designed by gibbon.
the adjoined ‘barnes wallace building’ is actually part of the same structure, which once housed the university’s students union and hosted the likes of jimi hendrix, def leppard and the who throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. that space has now largely been converted into computer clusters and workspaces.
wright robinson hall, however, is still used for its original purpose to this day - although it recently featured on student news website ‘the tab’s’ list of ‘manchester’s shittest halls’, described as “a tower-block monstrosity staring from the distance.”
giclée print on hahnemühle photo rag bright white 310gsm paper.
available in a2 or a1, with each size limited to a run of fifty prints.
prices include uk delivery.
a2 / £120
a1 / £160
a2 / £190
a1 / £250
solid wood, matte black, 25mm frame
(as pictured above).