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July 8 2011

Keppie submit SECC Arena Energy Centre for planning
A security gatehouse and energy centre to be sited at the perimeter of Foster’s under construction SECC Arena have been submitted for planning by Keppie.

Composed of rendered blockwork and dressed with a veil of vertical aluminium rods the structures are intended to replicate the colour and finish of the Arena’s own tubular cladding system.

Conventional plant and equipment to supply the main Arena became necessary late on in the design process when it became apparent that a ‘green’ energy solution would not be financially viable.

Foster’s EFTE cushion clad dome has recently been renamed as the “Scottish Hydro Arena”.

9 Comments

"El"
#1 Posted by "El" on 8 Jul 2011 at 13:16 PM
Wow! Hold the presses.....
Not exactly news worthy is it?
Carlo M
#2 Posted by Carlo M on 8 Jul 2011 at 13:34 PM
mmm.......... dunno, I think this could be Keppie's best work!!!!
"El"
#3 Posted by "El" on 8 Jul 2011 at 14:06 PM
I'm doing some decking in my garden, and putting up a shed this summer. I might put this forward, as it seems to be on a parr with this story.
wang
#4 Posted by wang on 8 Jul 2011 at 14:26 PM
"Design is central to every decision we make." - top stuff
Geppetto
#5 Posted by Geppetto on 8 Jul 2011 at 14:30 PM
..........and one day you'll be a real boy Pinocchio
Mies
#6 Posted by Mies on 8 Jul 2011 at 16:15 PM
God is in the details
Fuctifano
#7 Posted by Fuctifano on 8 Jul 2011 at 16:29 PM
I think you'll find that the scheme was actually designed by Foster + Partners, and Keppie Planning are acting as planning consultants to the project, not the architects...
Lord Foster
#8 Posted by Lord Foster on 8 Jul 2011 at 16:40 PM
"My mission is to create a structure that is sensitive to the culture and climate of its place."
The Bairn
#9 Posted by The Bairn on 10 Jul 2011 at 18:52 PM
I feel another Andrew Doolan Award nomination loomng!...

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