HFD press ahead with second phase of Glasgow’s Bothwell Exchange
November 19 2015210,000sq/ft office block at 177 Bothwell Street on behalf of HFD Property, a sister build to Bothwell Exchange to the immediate south.
Rising to ten storeys with basement parking the project seeks to break down massing into a series of distinct ‘boxes’ of varying width and height in an effort to mimic the organic growth of a city block whilst responding to the varied heights of neighbouring properties – notably the A-listed St Vincent Street Church.
These would be clad in a mixture of curtainwall glazing, light grey anodised aluminium panels, granite and natural stone piers.
Outlining their design approach the architects said: “We have adopted stone piers as the separation device to glazed curtain wall boxes at varying heights. Along with the separation of ‘boxes’ vertically the stone piers allow the ‘pushing and pulling’ of these same boxes along the main elevations to create further elevation articulation.
“Raising a box at the centre emphasises the entrance to the building while setting back boxes at both Bothwell Street and Pitt Street corners encourage separate entrances to the ground floor units for leisure café/restaurant use.
“Setting back an upper attic floor maintains the rising datum of the ‘boxes’ as viewed along Bothwell Street but also an opportunity for additional articulation at skyline.”
A rooftop running track is envisaged around a screened plant room, offering expansive city views.
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