360 Bar

  • Location: Oldham UK
  • Programme: 2002
  • Client: Tokyo Industries Ltd
  • Contract Value: £150 000

The insertion of a cafe bar inside the new Oldham Art Gallery inspired Arca to create a space that changed during the course of an evening. In the centre, an island bar unit revolved imperceptibly slowly – once every two hours. Because of its asymmetric plan form, this led to an altered perspective of the space on successive visits, or even in the course of an evening.

Winner Manchester Society of Architects ‘Best Small Commercial Project’ 2002