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Hazelwood School’s international importance recognised

November 12 2012

Hazelwood School’s international importance recognised
Hazelwood School, a special needs school in Glasgow designed by Alan Dunlop, has been named as one of the 29 best schools and educational projects in the world in a new publication.

K-12 Educational Architecture International is published by Dalian University of Technology Press and features a range of plans, hand drawings, sections and photographs of the school.

Dunlop said: “This is a great new book of new schools worldwide……….. comprehensive,  full colour images, sections construction details and plans, very high production quality. Hard to lift, though.”

A range of international architects from as far afield as the USA and Japan were selected for inclusion in the tome, including Kazumi Kudo and Arquitectonica.


#1 Posted by rob on 12 Nov 2012 at 12:32 PM
was this not built back in GM:AD ?
Rem Koolbag
#2 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 12 Nov 2012 at 14:43 PM
Interesting. Is this the same Hazelwood School that is attributed to GM+AD Architects, as per your own article from 2008?

So who done it?
#3 Posted by Sven on 13 Nov 2012 at 20:53 PM
I suppose it depends on the definition of new. I think a house is given 20 years as being 'new build' and commercial buildings 15. I do think Hazelwood is a great building for design and was a difficult build. It works well with the environment and enhances rather than detracts. The feedback that I have heard is that it works well as a school, so functional and well designed. It deserves applause.
Rem Koolbag
#4 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 14 Nov 2012 at 10:00 AM
Sven, I dont think anyone is debating the use of the term 'new' in relation to this project. It is a world class building and deserving of being included in any architectural publication never mind one specifically about school design.

What we are concerned with is UR's reporting that this school was designed by one party in one article and another in a different article from their own website.

Again UR, any clarification here?
#5 Posted by UR on 14 Nov 2012 at 10:17 AM
Hi Rem -

The school was designed in 2007 by gm+ad. Following the practices split in 2010 however it was agreed that the project form the back catalogue of Alan Dunlop Architects.

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