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Barras Centre

Barras Centre
15 metre diameter pink arches cover a once- barren courtyard within an 1980’s development. The new arches formed in single pieces of curved high tensile steel provide the primary structure for a transparent polycarbonate roof covering. The intermediate layer of timber beams supporting the roof covering creates a pergola effect over the courtyard. Inside, the courtyard extends the life of the building into the spring and winter as well as providing shelter on wet days and offers a number of flexible configurations as a venue for concerts, functions and cafe. Pink fluorescent tubes which are powder coated to match the arches add a sparkle and vitality to the area and refer to the well- known Barras “gateway arches”.
PROJECT: Barras Centre
LOCATION: Gallowgate, Glasgow
CLIENT: The Barras Centre Limited
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: David Nicholl Engineer
Barras Centre
Barras Centre
Main Contractor:  Samuel McGarva Metalwork
Glazing:  Twinfix
Lighting:  Trilight

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