Urban Salon were architects for the luxury shoe brand, Oliver Sweeney's flagship store in Spinningfields, Manchester. The brief was to reflect the innovation and craftsmanship of the product within the architecture of the store.
The glazed facade is mullion free in order to achieve views deep into the store interior. The facade is the first of its kind. Horizontal steel rods act as wind bracing between the glazing and the building superstructure. Inside, an independent geometrical timber box forms the main sales area. An oak and rubber peg system is used to display shoes.
The project was shortlisted in the AJ Small Projects Award.