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COLISEUM THEATRE AND HERITAGE CENTRE Oldham (UK), The variety of buildings on the plot will become united by the remarkable and inviting layout of the public space, created by a “carpet�. The carpet resembles the rich international industrial history of Oldham. Back in the 19th century Oldham became even one of the most important centres of cotton and textile industries in England. The carpet embraces the different architectonical styles of the buildings and introduces a remarkable public space which suites the cultural- and social activities. Visitors, but also passers will remember the site by its cultural atmosphere. Pattern The site knows a long history with many adaptations. The function of the buildings has changed over the years, buildings has been added or adapted. With the inclusion of Ashworth Street, Southgate Street and the Car park on both sites of Mowbray Street, the cultural public realm extends. The small Courtyard in-between the Old post office and Old Library Building is included and adapted in the cultural site. All buildings are built during different periods in time. By introducing a strong identity in the public realm, which is not attached to one of the buildings, it will unite all different styled buildings. We chose an organic shape to create a strong contrast. The pattern is easy to manipulate, to stretch or bend, which creates a lot of opportunities for benches and visible collection of water.

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