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Archial dish the dirt on Animal Hospital

May 25 2009

Archial dish the dirt on Animal Hospital
Archial Architects are going underground with a £10.5m centre for veterinary medicine at the Garscube Estate, Glasgow.

Forming part of the University of Glasgow’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Small Animal Hospital will provide animal owners and referring practitioners from throughout northern Britain with advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical techniques.

In order to preserve the parkland setting of the Garscube Estate and because much of the facility does not require natural light Archial will lift up the ground on site, peel off the grass and place the new building underneath.

Drawing both light in and views out from a reception area and cafe is a glass cupola set within the building’s sloping grass roof, which anyone can walk across.

Stone filled gabion baskets lend a deliberately solid and heavy base to the structure, providing a natural look.
Archial dish the dirt on Animal Hospital

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