Deansgate Square two towers in – a new Mancunian landmark?

Manchester’s architect in residence Ian Simpson has never been one to shy away from indulging in the extravagent. Across a diverse portfolio, Simpson and practice partner Rachel Haugh have brought the UK, and in particular Manchester, some of its more iconic buildings. In an era too often marred by conservatism in British regional architecture, Simpson Haugh have, at times, been a breath of fresh air with a progressive approach that toyed with some much-needed flair. Undeniably, the modern visitors’ perception of Manchester owes a lot to the studio. Between No 1 Deansgate’s homage to Rotterdam’s De Brug building, floating luxury…