RMJM’s athletes village hits the ground running
June 28 2010Architecture + Design Scotland after the watchdog lauded the practices proposed designs stating: “...the housing typologies proposed demonstrate a tangible and identifiable character that have the potential to set a precedent for volume housing in the future in terms of design and sustainability.”
Paul Stallan, European Design Director of RMJM welcomed the vote of confidence stating: “We are particularly pleased with the support that we have got for the legacy masterplan. Following the Games, the site will provide a wonderful environment for a new family focused community to grow and regenerate, with the accommodation becoming a mix of privately and Housing Association owned. It is not often that you get a chance to create a whole community, especially in what is regarded as a deprived area of the City.”
A+DS went on to express apprehension over the use of varying materials to distinguish between private and social housing elements however, preferring instead to see a ‘tenure blind’ approach. They also lent their support to the demolition of surviving tenement stock in the area on the grounds that: “...they are not listed and better examples of tenement building types exist throughout the city.”
Athletes housing is designed to be easily retrofitted to provide nearly 1,500 new homes in the aftermath of the Games.
The project is scheduled to move on site this year and complete toward the end of 2013.
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