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Sutherland Hussey complete Edinburgh sculpture studios

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February 9 2015

Sutherland Hussey complete Edinburgh sculpture studios
Sutherland Hussey Architects and David Narro Associates have applied the finishing touches to a £3m creative laboratories building for the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Newhaven.

Adjoining the Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, completed in 2012, the extension incorporates its own foundry, courtyard and project bays offering a mixture of indoor and outdoor workspace for artists.

The new facilities provide space for production, research and training on the site of old railway sidings and are dominated by a 22.5m tall triangular tower, designed as a civic landmark.

A public café will be opened in March as part of efforts to encourage more visitors to see the work undertaken at the cultural hub.
A public garden space has been created within the courtyard grounds
A public garden space has been created within the courtyard grounds
A triangular tower lends civic presence to the low-slung project bays
A triangular tower lends civic presence to the low-slung project bays

6 Comments

Bilbo
#1 Posted by Bilbo on 10 Feb 2015 at 06:07 AM
Not sure the tower gives "civic presence"
Complete waste of time, space, money
Doesnt even look nice
Egbert
#2 Posted by Egbert on 10 Feb 2015 at 08:32 AM
Thanks for those cheery comments Bilbo. I'm sure the sculptors will be deeply troubled to learn that you don't think their tower 'looks nice'. However, what with it being their time, space and money, I suspect they'll not be losing too much sleep.

*I* think this looks great, and a credit to all involved. Not that that matters either...
Hingwy
#3 Posted by Hingwy on 10 Feb 2015 at 08:43 AM
Looks great! well done Charlies.
Any more photos? First one doesn't link to the correct image..

Robert
#4 Posted by Robert on 10 Feb 2015 at 09:04 AM
Really nice. It is quite sombre looking but will look better when the landscaping has been completed.
bonvivant
#5 Posted by bonvivant on 10 Feb 2015 at 11:49 AM
@ Egbert
Setting aside the pro / con arguments, I think you'll find it was 'our' space and money.
Raeburn
#6 Posted by Raeburn on 10 Feb 2015 at 12:34 PM
Landscape Architecture by Rankin Fraser; not much budget mind

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