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3DReid detail three tiered Princes St Primark

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March 12 2010

3DReid detail three tiered Princes St Primark
Primark have released massing model images of their proposed 3DReid designed store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street.

A key consideration of the design is that it reflects the scale and proportion of its surroundings, this sees the structure take the form of three sequenced blocks; Princes St frontage, Rose St frontage and a Rose Street mews footprint.

It is stated that this approach acknowledges the structure of James Craig’s original masterplan for the New Town whilst presenting an “attractive roofscape” to key views.

The release sparked immediate debate on Primark’s discussion forum with Sheila Moffat decrying: “I think the drawings are dull and do not give a proper "feel" of what we would expect to see as a finished project. I also think that the Rose street facade is quite ugly.”

Many respondents were more concerned with the Rose Street façade than Princes Street with Chryso Johnstone stating: “I think Rose Street is the side which will need the most traditionalism since it's so old and people seem to forget how lovely that wee street is.”
Budding Primark shoppers felt the massing model didn't give them an intuitive grasp of how the scheme might appear
Budding Primark shoppers felt the massing model didn't give them an intuitive grasp of how the scheme might appear
Concern was raised over encroachment upon picturesque Rose St, despite existing 60s blight
Concern was raised over encroachment upon picturesque Rose St, despite existing 60s blight

1 Comment

Eric
#1 Posted by Eric on 5 May 2010 at 11:54 AM
haha Edinburghs string o pearls to attract arabs!
thats why they all went through to Glasgow in 10 limo stong shopping spree,Glasgow is the best shopping area outside london and largest,oh and good parking,still 30yr ahead of Edinburgh.

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