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University of Edinburgh plan new biological research facility

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October 18 2017

University of Edinburgh plan new biological research facility
Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios have extended their work to overhaul the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Science with the preparation of plans for a new specialist research facility.

Following on from the practices work at the Darwin Building, accessible directly by way of a first-floor entrance, this latest venture represents the final phase of works within the department.

Offering 3,446sq/m of space the three storey building will make use of precast concrete panels for its base and aluminium cladding for upper levels.

In their design statement the architects observed: “The overall composition of precast concrete panels, aluminium and glass is arranged to relate to the scale, massing and material use of the adjacent buildings. This is most evident in the precast plinth which changes in scale across the slope of the site to relate on the west elevation to the MEP building and then on the east elevation to the Waddington extension.”

Situated on the King’s Buildings Campus the project clears the way for additional development elsewhere on the estate.

Other participants in the build include engineers WYG and landscape architects HarrisonStevens.
A diagram showing the relationship of the new facility to the existing estate
A diagram showing the relationship of the new facility to the existing estate
Perforated aluminium rainscreen will be used for the rear facade
Perforated aluminium rainscreen will be used for the rear facade

5 Comments

K2
#1 Posted by K2 on 18 Oct 2017 at 13:26 PM
The point is worth repeating...
Did the world make this, or love?

Dontcha just dig the way it engages with ya at a human level?

Yeah, me too.

David
#2 Posted by David on 18 Oct 2017 at 13:56 PM
K2, I'm not really sure we can form an opinion based on this single, rather abstract image.

UR, any more explanatory images showing how the scheme works?
UR
#3 Posted by UR on 18 Oct 2017 at 14:41 PM
Sure, a few more perspectives have been added.
K(exasperated)
#4 Posted by K(exasperated) on 18 Oct 2017 at 14:41 PM
David,

BE SURE, I DID THE NECESSARY HOMEWORK.
Meh
#5 Posted by Meh on 20 Oct 2017 at 22:04 PM
I'm sure like the rest of the staff on this project (in vietnam) they gave it their best shot....

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