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Abstract launch St Vincent Plaza Glasgow

June 19 2015

Abstract launch St Vincent Plaza Glasgow
Abstract have officially launched their St Vincent Plaza development with a photography exhibition charting the people behind the delivery of the city centre scheme.

Photographer Iain McLean captured a series of portraits of those involved in the design, build and project management of the Keppie designed property, which attains both BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC ‘B’ ratings.

A £1.2m landscaped public space created by LDA Design will also connect William Street to St Vincent Street.

Mark Glatman, chief executive of Abstract, said: "The launch of St Vincent Plaza marks our completion, on time and to budget, of our first development in Glasgow, which is also one of the largest and most cost-effective in the UK.

"To launch St Vincent Plaza we not only wanted to showcase the building itself, which is built to an exceptional specification, but to recognise the men and women who have worked tirelessly to create this scheme. The many teams involved are represented throughout the series of portraits, which is an unusual opportunity to look beneath the skin of a building and at the people who are behind it. We are proud to have built St Vincent Plaza in Glasgow, which is a thriving and hard-working city, and to have worked alongside the teams and companies that are represented by this exhibition."

St Vincent Plaza will be handed over for occupation in September.


Sir Ano
#1 Posted by Sir Ano on 19 Jun 2015 at 14:36 PM
It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,
Let's do the Time Warp again!
#2 Posted by james on 19 Jun 2015 at 16:11 PM
I can look at a book of Victor Vasarely's graphic op-art until my eyes get sore and then I can put it down.

The problem with contrasting pattern-making applied to building facades is that I have to die first, before its not in my face any longer.
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 19 Jun 2015 at 16:26 PM
I think this website gets an undeserved reputation for slagging everything. I have found that when projects are good posters (BC aside) say so. Problem is there is probably still to much negative comment so when you get a building that is genuinly awful, like this one and which contains every single architectural cliche possible from the last twenty years ( and also the building opposite, being constructed as a headquarters for Scottish Electric) then criticism loses impact and is easy to dismiss
#4 Posted by Rabbie on 19 Jun 2015 at 17:38 PM
No but seriously.... this is baaaaaad.
#5 Posted by SirK on 19 Jun 2015 at 17:39 PM
When I was driving past this the other day I thought a bird poo had been streaked across my windscreen!
Deary deary mee….Looks like a badly melted chess-board. Too much visual disturbance for one building…. cringe worthy and indeed genuinely awful…
#6 Posted by james on 20 Jun 2015 at 11:58 AM
On a positive note, as a piece of textile design, it's a nice wall hanging. Gunta Stölzl would have been proud of it (in 1926).
#7 Posted by qmd on 23 Jun 2015 at 20:10 PM
fast and cheap but not good. you cannot get all three.
The Bairn
#8 Posted by The Bairn on 26 Jun 2015 at 10:25 AM
Yup this is a real eyesore, a prime example why the general public shows less respect to architects in this country than they do abroad. Well done to the designers for producing obscene 'work' more akin to light pollution in my eyes!!
#9 Posted by George on 26 Jun 2015 at 12:03 PM
Makes me want to cry every time I drive past it. This looks truly awful especially in such a key location, and Keppie should be ashamed of themselves.

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