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Dunard Design submit Glasgow hotel plans

June 8 2010

Dunard Design submit Glasgow hotel plans
Dunard Design on behalf of Wayne Gardner Young have submitted plans to refurbish 92-98 Sauchiehall St into the city's latest hotel.
The non descript block on harbours an exotic secret past as a former Moorish themed 1913 cinema. Sadly this original flamboyance has been steadily stripped from the building such that now only a couple of arches and a portion of barrel vaulted ceiling remain.

These details will be retained in an extensive overhaul of the property which will see the property refaced in render, metal panels & juliet balconies, the latter of which has been criticised by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust for being out of keeping.


Architects Despair
#1 Posted by Architects Despair on 10 Jun 2010 at 19:40 PM
This is the type of crap Glasgow City Council will give planning permission to.
Friends of Ghost of Nairn
#2 Posted by Friends of Ghost of Nairn on 11 Jun 2010 at 08:25 AM
One for Bad British Architecture.

Juliet balconies? WTF?
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
#3 Posted by Charles Rennie Mackintosh on 11 Jun 2010 at 09:40 AM
The architects and client should be ashamed of themselves if this is the best visualisation they could produce of the scheme.

It speaks volumes that this is situated not far from me (i inhabit the top floor of the School of Art building since my passing) yet i have no idea, given no clue as to where it actually is due to the poor, poor visual.

Architects despair indeed. This will no doubt sail through the planning process.
Architects Despair
#4 Posted by Architects Despair on 11 Jun 2010 at 20:52 PM
Mark my words and watch this space they will be building this before you can say ..... ' surely the planners haven't ... oh no wait .... they have ' ... makes and absolute mockery - a real shame that Glasgow has to adopt the kak
Architects Despair
#5 Posted by Architects Despair on 11 Jun 2010 at 20:54 PM
..... oh and by 'metal panels' i do assume we mean Kingspan? ..... hmm nice
#6 Posted by ScottishCinemas on 13 Jun 2010 at 19:54 PM
The building in question is this one:
Design Intention
#7 Posted by Design Intention on 14 Jun 2010 at 12:23 PM
About time someone developed this eye sore in Glasgow, a vast improvement on whats there, hope the planners support it ! I believe the building is listed?
sad and desparing
#8 Posted by sad and desparing on 14 Jun 2010 at 12:49 PM
these unjust criticisms to the development, potentially a great improvement to the urban fabric of Glasgow's heart in the midst of a recession give rise to much sadness, if you must criticize, positive criticism would be the way forward rather than negative response to a developer some have taken. If you do not like urban intervention, move elsewhere!!
#9 Posted by Noise on 14 Jun 2010 at 14:28 PM
I can't make much out from the graphic - this is a prime example of when bad CG is bad for a project. Because there is so little detail, the viewer is going to fill in the blanks and in this case in a more scathing way.
Friends of Ghost of Nairn
#10 Posted by Friends of Ghost of Nairn on 14 Jun 2010 at 15:12 PM
Juliet balconies. Says it all.
Mies van der Rohe
#11 Posted by Mies van der Rohe on 14 Jun 2010 at 16:27 PM
Positive criticism?

OK - this is the FINEST example of insipid shite i have seen in a while on this website.

Is that how it's done?
Dunard Design
#12 Posted by Dunard Design on 31 Jul 2010 at 18:51 PM
The buildings being refurbished are currently occupied by Victorias Nightclub and perviously Rooftops nightclub, the plan is to turn both buildings into a boutique hotel
#13 Posted by Depraxis on 13 May 2018 at 14:54 PM
Insurance Job fire complete, stage one over.
Now to demolish the other units that stand in our way. Sorry to Specsavers, New City palace, Greggs, The works, holland and barret, Mcdonalds , the Pavilion and anyone else who arnt important enough to mention.
Wanye Gardener Young.

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