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3DReid Architects unveil £8.5m Glasgow hotel conversion

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July 8 2016

3DReid Architects unveil £8.5m Glasgow hotel conversion
3DReid Architects have lifted the lid on an £8.5m Glasgow hotel conversion, offering 83 bedrooms on behalf of Evans Dakota Hotels on the corner of West Regent and Pitt Street’s.

The first city centre hotel to be rolled out under the Dakota Deluxe brand, a shift from its traditional focus on edge of town sites, the project saw a redundant mid-century office block completely overhauled for its new role.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The façade was replaced with an orderly grid of dark grey facing brick and large scale, aluminium framed windows to each bedroom. The monochromatic palette of materials was designed to accentuate the brand’s identity and was enriched with layers of glossy and textured materials set within the brick grid. Materials including opaque ribbed glass, textured Corian cladding, perforated steel awnings and polished granite window surrounds.

“Working within the constraints of the existing building and concrete structure proved challenging to coordinate the building services and associated structural interventions. However, the result was a compact and efficient space plan with generously proportioned bedrooms and intimate public spaces which ultimately add to the guest experience.
A public bar/restaurant is offered on Pitt Street
A public bar/restaurant is offered on Pitt Street
Interior design work was undertaken by Amanda Rosa Interiors
Interior design work was undertaken by Amanda Rosa Interiors

11 Comments

just asking
#1 Posted by just asking on 8 Jul 2016 at 13:32 PM
dull und duller -
(now, is that referring to before and after? Or Dakota and its clientele? Or the architects and the architecture? Or the all-consuming grinding design process that produces such turgid stuff)
TepidMouse
#2 Posted by TepidMouse on 8 Jul 2016 at 13:48 PM
Nailed it! Cracking looking building
Sir Ano
#3 Posted by Sir Ano on 8 Jul 2016 at 14:41 PM
Big fan of this, It just looks right.
Ross
#4 Posted by Ross on 8 Jul 2016 at 15:21 PM
I love the design, and the colour gives a good edge to this end of the city. It is a great way to salvage buildings, and to be honest I never thought Pitt Street police station could have been salvaged!
MoFloCoco
#5 Posted by MoFloCoco on 8 Jul 2016 at 16:22 PM
I like it too. Transformed what was a pretty horrible building. I think it was the old DSS if I'm not mistaken.
QMD
#6 Posted by QMD on 8 Jul 2016 at 16:47 PM
I think it looks alright.. a decent building to fit in the context without shouting for attention..
just saying
#7 Posted by just saying on 8 Jul 2016 at 17:06 PM
Oh well then, no point in flogging a dead hotel. I have to give way to the connoisseurs of the dull. Clearly, I must be lacking in aesthetic sophistication. Either that, or an Introduction to Modern Architecture by JM Richards (1940) has the title of a plate wrong about a warehouse building at Portsmouth docks. :-)
Chris
#8 Posted by Chris on 9 Jul 2016 at 09:51 AM
Sometimes a simpler approach is the way forward.
Terra
#9 Posted by Terra on 9 Jul 2016 at 13:21 PM
Brilliant. Well done to everyone involved!
Tenement
#10 Posted by Tenement on 9 Jul 2016 at 21:15 PM
I don't see much wrong with this. Its a hotel, not a town hall. It is right that it sits respectably in the background rather than grasping you by the throat screaming look at me, like some other hotels in the centre of Glasgow...
ken tighe
#11 Posted by ken tighe on 10 Jul 2016 at 11:34 AM
lanzarote

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