University of Glasgow submit viral research centre plans
April 10 2012
Acting as a base for researchers and trainees studying viruses and viral diseases of humans and animals the centre will include state of the art laboratories and bio-containment facilities.
Sporting an “autumnal” colour arrangement, including oranges, yellows and greens, the scheme is intended to evoke the foliage of surrounding woodland whilst injecting some colour into the estate.
This inspiration is also reflected in the elevations as Sheppard Robson explain in their design statement that they have taken “inspiration from the vertical nature of the trees and translated this into the elevational treatment of windows and wall cladding; setting parameters for proportion of solid and void.
“This in turn is driven by a desire to express the primary interior functions of the building, core, write-up spaces, and laboratory spaces, on the exterior. “
The project will be orientated around a new entrance space designed to pull together the adjacent Henry Wellcome and Urquhart building, acting as a gateway to the research campus.
#1 Posted by Neil Simpson on 10 Apr 2012 at 15:34 PM
Is that really the best justification they can come up with! Inspired by the vertical nature of trees........Truly confirming the pointlessness of design statements.
#2 Posted by Eric Cantona on 10 Apr 2012 at 16:05 PM
Harra Mr Simpson, spot on ...
#3 Posted by Pat on 10 Apr 2012 at 16:29 PM
Sheppard Robson seem to have a knack of presenting stupid pointless explanations to justify their dull work mucking up various university campus.
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