RMJM submit Glasgow University ‘urban barn’
April 23 2012Garscube Learning and Social Space (GLaSS) on its Garscube estate.
Designed by RMJM the £3m facility will incorporate a café, seminar room and tutorial spaces and is intended to consolidate existing functions within a more central and attractive building
Described as an ‘urban barn’ the solution adopted is a low slung pitched roof form intended to be sympathetic to the character of neighbouring properties.
This sports a single homogenous skin to form both walls and roof alongside generous window openings.
Located on a brownfield site the build forms part of a wider masterplan for the veterinary campus prepared by Sheppard Robson and will be built alongside their Centre for Virus Research.
Dark fibre cement slates will be employed for the cladding - the precise colour of which is still to be determined
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