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July 13 2016

Excavations commence for Kirkintilloch Town Hall extension
CBC has commenced excavation work for a Michael Laird Architects designed extension to Kirkintilloch Town Hall, as part of a full refurbishment of the decaying landmark.

This work will see the current hall converted to an events and exhibition space with enhanced circulation, facilities and access dovetailing with public realm improvements to Union Street.

To one side a two storey extension housing grade A office space will be added to the mix, contrasting with the heavy blonde sandstone of the town hall through use of a lightweight dark grey aluminium frame and inverted solid to window ratio.

In their design statement the architects observed: “Extending a ‘frame’ over the façade picks up the key datum’s on the old building and provides an appropriate scale relationship. Overall, the proportions of the new should be vertically expressed.

“The connection space is set back between the buildings and expressed as an obvious ‘gap.’”
The existing town hall will be converted to an event and exhibition space
The existing town hall will be converted to an event and exhibition space
The new extension is intended to contrast with the historic hall whilst being sympathetic
The new extension is intended to contrast with the historic hall whilst being sympathetic

4 Comments

Cyril Sneer
#1 Posted by Cyril Sneer on 13 Jul 2016 at 16:21 PM
I love the butterfly wings on the car, almost makes up for the sterile business park aesthetic.
inahuf
#2 Posted by inahuf on 13 Jul 2016 at 18:16 PM
Looks lack a clumsy rip-off of Elder & Cannon's Shettleston HA offices.
Doris Day
#3 Posted by Doris Day on 14 Jul 2016 at 13:06 PM
Clearly the wrong demographic has been illustrated.
I can testify that there are no YOUNG people in Kirkintilloch. And in any case, this is all very ageist.
Art Vandelay
#4 Posted by Art Vandelay on 15 Jul 2016 at 10:02 AM
Not sure if this will do anything to dissuade the makers of the Fallout computer game series from setting their next post-apocalyptic saga there.

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