Architect Will Alsop has unveiled two designs for the New Islington project in east Manchester. The one pictured left is called “Chips” because it look like stacks of chips; the other is called “Urban Barns”. Chips will be located beside a new canal inlet, and in a nod to Manchester’s heritage as the first city to export globally using the canal network, the buildings' facades will be clad in rainscreens printed with the names of foreign ports.