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Maple Sunscreening: Circle Square

Intriguing, captivating and technically brilliant, Circle Square is home to the most interesting building in Manchester.

We photographed Maple Sunscreening’s fantastic work on the Premier Inn that lays beneath this facade.

Following a £750m development in Manchester city centre, Maple Sunscreening – along with Leach Rhodes Walker and Russell WBHO – breathed life into the city’s Premier Inn by designing and installing an incredibly striking architectural façade. Our photographer, Mike captured the impressive six storeys in a bundle of case study images.

We were even able to use previous case study photographs (provided by Maple) to create a super informative and engaging video. We repurposed the images to draw out their full potential by using them in a short, animated video. Paired alongside text and project information, we created a visual that would engage Maple’s audience.

The Circle Square façade, however, was an important case study for Maple. The folded aluminium panels slotted together perfectly to create a series of 3D diamond shapes that catch the light from all angles. The establishing shots play a crucial part in showing how this astonishing building integrates with the various skyscrapers of Manchester, while the close-ups display the texture of the façade in fine detail.

A tangible pattern like no other, Maple wanted to reveal the complexity of the project, from the laborious CGI designs to the project management of the technical team; our images have allowed them to connect with their audience in a way that demonstrates their hard work and professionalism.

Maple Sunscreening: Circle Square