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RMJM submit Glasgow University ‘urban barn’

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April 23 2012

RMJM submit Glasgow University ‘urban barn’
The University of Glasgow has submitted plans for a new Garscube Learning and Social Space (GLaSS) on its Garscube estate.

Designed by RMJM the £3m facility will incorporate a café, seminar room and tutorial spaces and is intended to consolidate existing functions within a more central and attractive building

Described as an ‘urban barn’ the solution adopted is a low slung pitched roof form intended to be sympathetic to the character of neighbouring properties.

This sports a single homogenous skin to form both walls and roof alongside generous window openings.

Located on a brownfield site the build forms part of a wider masterplan for the veterinary campus prepared by Sheppard Robson and will be built alongside their Centre for Virus Research.
A robust base course is intended to impart a 'floating form' to the structure
A robust base course is intended to impart a 'floating form' to the structure
Dark fibre cement slates will be employed for the cladding - the precise colour of which is still to be determined
Dark fibre cement slates will be employed for the cladding - the precise colour of which is still to be determined

4 Comments

SAndals
#1 Posted by SAndals on 23 Apr 2012 at 11:59 AM
I do like RMJM's presentation...potentially a nice wee scheme too.
Karl
#2 Posted by Karl on 23 Apr 2012 at 13:34 PM
oooooh it's an Urbarn
Walt Disney
#3 Posted by Walt Disney on 24 Apr 2012 at 14:53 PM
I like the hidden gutter. So well hidden they don't appear on the elevations - Also can't see the sky hooks that hold up the roof or are we using structural glass...or perhaps magic.
Gordon
#4 Posted by Gordon on 25 Apr 2012 at 09:31 AM
*Facepalm*

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