Sale Arts Centre

  • Location: Manchester UK
  • Programme: 2003-4
  • Client: Trafford Council
  • Contract Value: £25 000

With the move to the new PFI-financed Waterside Centre in Sale, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council had reserved some of the space for arts and crafts displays.

The brief asked for secure storage coupled with flexibility in staging exhibitions of 2D and 3D objects and multimedia shows. Arca’s solution was to propose mobile display cases and thick walls, which could be configured to provide the range of spaces needed by the client. The units were kept simple and minimal, though still with a distinctive character of well-crafted pieces of furniture, using walnut panels set into to the curved ends of the units.