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General information

  • Home page
  • Location address
  • Location country
    United Kingdom
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Manchester International Festival
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Space defining elements


Located at the heart of Manchester, the Festival Pavilion manufactured and installed by Architen Landrell is a beautifully dynamic space specially designed for the Festival in conjunction with award-winning architects Stephenson Bell.
The pavilion was manufactured in PVC coated polyester fabric in order to achieve maximum strength and durability but also to enable a quick and easy installation and removal. The temporary structure was installed on site ready for the opening of the festival on 28th June 2007 and remained in place for a number of weeks before being taken down at the end of the festival period.
Its unusual form made it a striking centre piece for the newly established festival. While the pavilion stood, it formed the focal point for the entire festival and served as the place to meet, talk, eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    PVC - coated polyester fabric

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
  • Maximum height (m)
  • Total length (m)
  • Total width (m)

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible and mobile

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