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‘Green wall’ of apartments to front Edinburgh’s Union Canal

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March 29 2016

‘Green wall’ of apartments to front Edinburgh’s Union Canal
Oberlanders Architects have submitted plans to erect 11 flats on the site of a former industrial unit at Horne Terrace, Edinburgh, on behalf of AMA.

Backing onto the Union Canal the scheme will include ground floor parking behind the building curtilage with four storeys of accommodation stacked above.

Clad in buff brick the apartments will have a metal clad ‘tower’ element to highlight the main entrance from the street and extending above the roof line and set back upper floor.

In a design statement the architects observed: “The northern elevation features an open mesh type green wall (climber planting supported by stainless steel rope, rods and / or timber poles) at ground level. This greened surface both allows ventilation to the car parking and creates an ecologically sensible, aesthetically appealing and pleasant aspect at eye level to the canal side.

“Above this green facade the accommodation is brick, complimented by timber clad balconies incorporating growing spaces creating micro-gardens enhancing the outlook and benefitting from evening sunshine.”

By contrast the southern façade presents a more restrained look to tie-in with neighbouring properties.
 Penthouse cladding and parking bay shutters will be finished in timber to provide a softer feel
Penthouse cladding and parking bay shutters will be finished in timber to provide a softer feel
The scheme will complete the streetscape along Horne Terrace
The scheme will complete the streetscape along Horne Terrace

2 Comments

AndyMarr
#1 Posted by AndyMarr on 29 Mar 2016 at 12:16 PM
Looks nice. Should sit well next to the S1 development that's being built directly to the east of the building.
bonvivant
#2 Posted by bonvivant on 31 Mar 2016 at 12:15 PM
I look forward to the novelty talking balconies.

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