Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation completes
November 6 2013Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – the world’s first carbon research hub.
Designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects and built by Graham Construction the £10.5m facility unites business, government and academia in the pursuit of solutions to the problem of transitioning to a low carbon economy.
Housed within a remodelled and extended Old High School the centre us expected to become one of the first refurbishment projects in the UK to earn a BREEAM Outstanding rating thanks to such measures as recycling ‘grey water’, solar controlled glazing and the removal of air conditioning.
Lead architect Calum David commented: “In developing the proposals for ECCI we had to consider one of the key architectural or societal issues we are currently facing - how to manage the balancing act of reducing future carbon emissions with the need to reuse existing buildings being mindful of their historical importance; and at the same time to endeavour to create spaces which are characterful, vibrant, flexible and a pleasure to use.”
The completed building plays host to a range of lecture theatres and seminar rooms together with an innovation suite and central atrium space for exhibitions, events and socialising.
Photography provided by Graham Construction
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