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University of Strathclyde unwraps new look Physics school

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February 6 2015

University of Strathclyde unwraps new look Physics school
The University of Strathclyde has taken possession of the newly extended John Anderson building, incorporating its department of Physics, following a £4.2m refurbishment and extension.

Designed by Hypostyle the new lab space occupies a constrained plot off Richmond Street which it addresses with a feature cut-away stair tower.

To the rear a roof level car park is provided in addition to plant.

Clad in anodised aluminium the build rises from a base of black basalt tiles and is the latest addition in an ongoing estates development strategy which is seeing the institution consolidate its Cathedral Street campus.
A corner stairwell maximises views from the steeply sloping site
A corner stairwell maximises views from the steeply sloping site
Plant and services are hidden to the rear
Plant and services are hidden to the rear

6 Comments

1998
#1 Posted by 1998 on 6 Feb 2015 at 13:26 PM
Hi, there. I thought I should call 2015 and ask for my 'feature' corner window back.

Thanks.
2015
#2 Posted by 2015 on 6 Feb 2015 at 14:53 PM
Hi 1998, yes of course please send the chap in the Delorean to take it away.... we really don't know what to do with it.

Thanks.
Anodisers and Curtain Walling Ltd
#3 Posted by Anodisers and Curtain Walling Ltd on 6 Feb 2015 at 15:39 PM
Ah, while 1998 is on the subject, we appear to have sent a batch of mis-matched coloured panels and some of our very cheapest range of curtain walling profiles. Perhaps you'd like to return these too whilst you're at it with the corner window?
Cained
#4 Posted by Cained on 8 Feb 2015 at 12:28 PM
Hello architects.

Can yous tell me what the story is with these crappy panels that are everywhere these days. Has any testing ever been done to see how they'll age?
Rem Koolbag
#5 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 9 Feb 2015 at 10:26 AM
The quality of comment on this site really does leave a lot to be desired sometimes.

Petty. Very petty. Ugly too I suspect...
Big Chantelle
#6 Posted by Big Chantelle on 10 Feb 2015 at 11:17 AM
well then @ Rem Koolbag , how would you describe the building? You know, YOUR opinion of it. A contemporary masterpiece? A candidate for the 'Motherwell polytechnic panel cladding innovation award as sponsored by the lefty concrete lovin' modernist brigade'?

Add me to the list of people who think this is ghastly.

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