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Holmes Miller draw up plans for Merchiston Castle sports hall

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April 27 2015

Holmes Miller draw up plans for Merchiston Castle sports hall
Holmes Miller Architects, in collaboration with landscape architects Horner + Maclennan, have drawn up proposals for a new sports hall and 25m pool within the grounds of Merchiston castle School, Edinburgh.

Incorporating a four court sports hall, fitness suite and classrooms, the facility adopts a restrained aesthetic and is partially embedded within the sloping topography of the site to preserve aspects from existing school buildings.

The pool will be separated from the main sports complex by landscaped grounds to maintain views toward Corstorphine Hill from the A-listed Gibson House.

In their design statement Holmes Miller said: “The buildings would not be heavily articulated, but would use a limited palette of materials and would focus on detailing and workmanship to produce architecture of quality and longevity.

“The principal material would be brickwork, which would be specified to compliment the tones of the surrounding stonework to the listed buildings and the materials being used within the landscaping.”

A planning application for the scheme has already been submitted.
A 6m change in levels allows the facility to adopt a lower profile
A 6m change in levels allows the facility to adopt a lower profile
Both wings of new sporting accommodation will frame views of the existing school
Both wings of new sporting accommodation will frame views of the existing school

2 Comments

shiny beast
#1 Posted by shiny beast on 27 Apr 2015 at 15:02 PM
Relying heavily on detailing and workmanship then..........It'll still get a G.I.A. award though
David
#2 Posted by David on 28 Apr 2015 at 09:47 AM
Very crisp. Like

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