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Old August 2nd, 2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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NOTTINGHAM | Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCAN) | U/C

CCAN

Status: In Construction
Regen Zone: City Core
Developer: Nottingham City Council/Arts Council
Architects: Caruso St John
Cost:: £14m
Use:: Arts Exhibition


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CCAN will be an interdisciplinary arts space and regional gallery of international standing.
It will provide a focus for, and access to, the creation and experience of contemporary
visual and live arts in the city, the region and beyond. The Centre will provide:

· An iconic, landmark home for the contemporary arts in Nottingham
· The space to attract exciting work to the city from both the UK & overseas
· A national platform for local artists
· One of only two non-London galleries which is able to house such large scale exhibitions as the British Art Show

The development site has been empty for a decades. The site was formally the entrance
to a train tunnel. The architects for the development scheme are Caruso St. John. Main
construction work is expected to finish in Spring 2008 with an Autumn opening.


Current Status:
CCAN is currently in construction and should be complete summer 2008.


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I hear they're going to have a restaurant or two inside here as well? As nice as it is... i'm not really an art fan...the only reason I can see myself going here is to see the architecture lol
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A resturant in the railway tunnel would be fantastic.
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A resturant in the railway tunnel would be fantastic.
That would be amazing...very original...
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^tunnel would be an amazing place for an art gallery
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #6
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The tunnel would be amazing for just about whatever they wanted to put in there...im gonna try and find the app and see how its incorperated, or whether its just blocked off.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #7
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Found this article. Did you guys no anything about he lace moulds?

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Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Nottingham
Cladding Decorated precast concrete
Concrete manufacturer Decomo
Formline manufacturer Reckli

Nottingham’s lace market district is full of brick buildings that are robust, yet have ornamental facades. This decoration, plus the city’s lace heritage, was the prompt for Caruso St John’s decision to incorporate a lace pattern into its design for a £14 million arts centre just north of the main station.

Having the idea, it turned out, was the easy bit. What followed was months of trial and error as the architect worked with textile experts to come up with a viable way of getting the pattern of an antique lace sample into the precast concrete panels.

Caruso St John searched pattern books at Nottingham University and chose a 19th century floral and foliage design. This was mirrored and enlarged many times to create a 1m by 1m repeat to fill each scalloped concrete panel. Working with John Angus, director of textile studies at Derby University, the architect eventually came up with a way to devise a mould for the patterned concrete, experimenting with the depths and contrasts needed to create a pattern which could be read from a distance.

“We went for a medium etch to give the concrete a certain liveliness,” says project architect and associate Stephanie Webs.

The lace pattern was scanned and converted into 3D information sufficient to programme a CNC milling machine by giving every tone a certain depth. A 50-hour cutting process created an MDF master mould. From this, German formline manufacturer Reckli cast an 11m-long rubber mould to line the timber mould for the precast concrete.

The architect is pleased with the three-dimensional quality that the ornamental concrete will have.

“It looks as if the pattern is growing out of the mullions. It will emphasise the shape of the concrete panel and give it more depth,” says Webs.

The patterned concrete panels will be tinted green and used above a black plinth. These will be scalloped to a depth of 240mm, with joins covered by a gold anodised aluminium capping to give a monolithic effect.

These will be used in areas of importance in the three-storey building — the entrance canopy, and the north and south facades — all out of arm’s reach for passers-by. Work starts on site in January 2008 and is due for completion in July.
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Wow this technique will basically be one of a kind then.
Has anyone got any recent pics of CCAN?
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apparently the council do tours in the tunnel... all the way from vic centre to ccan..... so says my grandma
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Really? Interesting. I've looked at the app and it dosn't look like they're incorperating the tunnels... what i'm trying to work out is.. whether it will still be accessible, or whether they're going to block it off...

I'm hoping to go get some more pictures saturday.
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its a shame they cant exploit the underground tunnel, have an undergronud rail link between victoria centre and broadmarsh. I would imagine the shops between the two would object heavily, and the cost would be enormous.
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idont think its physically possible either, the tunnel is largely unusable these days. that would be the best thing for the city tho, a north/south rail route.
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I disagree...if we had a rail route between their and vic centre... the shops in-between would suffer.
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Some pictures today from CCAN. Coming along well... the first floor is here.

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http://www.e-flux.com/displayshow.ph...1187715309.txt

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The forthcoming Centre for Contemporary Art Nottingham (CCAN) is looking to appoint a Senior Curator with excellent creative and organisational abilities. He or she will work closely with the Director, Alex Farquharson, to develop an ambitious, innovative and diverse programme of exhibitions and other events in a new landmark building of around 3000 square metres, in the middle of Nottingham, designed by Caruso St John. He or she will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the exhibitions team.

The individual we are looking for will have excellent international knowledge of recent contemporary art; experience of devising and managing international exhibitions of both loaned and commissioned work; a proven ability to raise funds for projects; excellent written and oral communications skills; and an interest in art's social, political and cultural contexts and frameworks. S/he will have an enthusiasm for teamwork and collaboration and a commitment to engaging creatively with diverse publics.

CCAN will be the East Midland's flagship contemporary art venue. Starting this autumn, we are preparing an imaginative programme of off-site artistic and education events in anticipation of our opening in late 2008.

Nottingham is the cultural capital of the region, with one of the largest student populations in the UK per capita. It is well connected by train to London (1 hour, 41 mins) and other major British cities. East Midlands Airport, which is 11 miles away, serves many European destinations.

Salary: £28,770 to £31,339

Please email [email protected] for further details and an application form.
Closing date for applications is 24 September:

CCAN aims to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Looks like their going to push hard to raise awareness before the opening.
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It looks like this is going to be the Logo...

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The logo looks alright. Nice and simple but it still catches your eye. 2000 posts
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im gonna catch up soon lol
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I like the logo as well, it suits the use of the building, and the look of the CCAN as well actually if that makes sense! I noticed they have now boarded off the black wall that used to be part of the tunnel (it had a galleries of justice sign on it)..do we know if that is going then? I would reckon most people dont even know the tunnel is there.

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