Cornerhouse History

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Introduction In this essay I will explore the history of Cornerhouse, Oxford road. I will look at the history of Cornerhouse as a building to its role in the change of Manchester 's social environment. As far as Manchesters social side goes, Cornerhouse was successful in occupying local youngsters and film fanatics from the start. As Manchester ultimately influenced the social thinking in Britain during the industrial revolution, places like Cornerhouse play a big part in its history. There are some reoccurring plans of a new start which drove the building to developing along with the social scene and which brought it to where it is today. The essay will also explore whether the development in the social scene were also to blame for the downfalls…show more content…
The civic leaders of Manchester took it upon themselves to approach building a better future for people, which is where places like Cornerhouse come in. Over the past 25 years Cornerhouse has survived a multiplex, many coffee shops, a city art gallery, and the short lived Urbis, a combination of contemporary film and visual arts programming, alongside international film festivals, major art events like New Contemporaries, a range of workshops, talks, quiz nights, readings and music events with at ensured that it remains a major cultural and social centre for Manchester and its visitors. This alone proves that social statuses at this time played a big part in Manchester 's influence on social thinking and the development of Manchester as a city, and this fact alone was something major to consider when planning the designs for new spaces within Manchester, or any city for that matter. This is an important fact to consider as without developing this way Manchester wouldn 't have been given the reputation as a city that makes things happen like it has. It 's places like Cornerhouse that have inspired Manchesters originality and creativity to successfully renovate over…show more content…
Conclusion I have shown how the change in the social thinking of Manchester since the 19th century has brought the change in architecture, which has shaped the city to the socially and creatively inspiring city it is today. From the countless reinventions of the Cornerhouse to occupy the citizens creatively, to the problems brought along with that along the way. On the most part, the ideas Cornerhouse had became successful, although some lasted longer periods than others there wasn 't a particular bad idea as they were all based on the social situation at the time they were opened. Each idea was to bring in the creative citizens and give them a place to feed their passions. This essay has shown that Cornerhouse, for as long as it existed tried many different ways of developing to the social environment, to produce the best space and architecture to suit the socialists. The social thinking changed at a fast pace and they tried to keep up with that, developing at the same pace. Their focus were the people and keeping them socially occupied. As mentioned in the lecture 'The Plan II: Streets In The Sky ', Le Corbusier and Andre Wogouscky said "it must be designed with the same observance of order as if it were a machine", and it seems that that is exactly what Cornerhouse was. A machine developing and working

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