Aberdeen to progress 369 affordable homes on brownfield land
April 19 2016369 affordable homes on the site of the former Summerhill Education Centre at Lang Stracht, a key route into the city from the west.
A design team including Hypostyle and Norr have been appointed to help deliver the project which will take the form of brick clad blocks stepping in height up to four storeys with projecting features and roof terraces.
Commenting on the adopted design solution Norr wrote: “The units are contained within two principle block forms that have been arranged to maximise open space between them. Networks of paths define green spaces that are accessible to all residents.
“The blocks along Lang Stracht, through their height and massing create an important frontage, but also allow for views into the site and through the site creating interest and variety. These have been aligned so as to tie in as closely with the line of the buildings to the west, this hides the gable end of the properties and visually ties the development into the existing housing.”
Recessed balconies and regularly spaced windows are used to create long straight frontages to surrounding streets and internal courtyards.
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