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Red Tree Magenta

Red Tree Magenta

Following on from a substantive enabling works programme at Shawfield, Clyde Gateway has now seen the construction of the first commercial development  - Red Tree Magenta - on their 11 hectare development site at Glasgow’s East end.

The building’s location, being the first to be constructed on the Shawfield site, meant that for a relatively small building it was required in design terms to punch above its weight and make an impact on the wider site.

The spatial arrangement is a simple linear rectangular form that has been consciously subverted to provide a dramatic cantilever at the main entrance and primary approach with a deeply modelled south facing façade including raised garden space.

Bronzed metallic aluminium rainscreen panels were selected as a nod to the area’s industrial heritage.  The rainscreen sits on a base of dark grey recycled plastic planks punctuated by strips of glazing.  The large area of curtain walling to the South is bounded by a ‘frame’ of metallic bronze and protected from the sun by a series of vertical metal solar shading fins.

Red Tree Magenta is evidence of outstanding placemaking architecture establishing Shawfield as a business setting and vibrant workplace location.

PROJECT: Red Tree Magenta
LOCATION: Shawfield
CLIENT: Clyde Gateway
Red Tree Magenta
Red Tree Magenta
Red Tree Magenta

Red Tree Magenta
Main Contractor:  Robertson Construction

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