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Anderson Bell + Christie draw up plans for Corstorphine Primary nursery

May 10 2016

Anderson Bell + Christie draw up plans for Corstorphine Primary nursery
Anderson Bell + Christie have tabled plans to build a stand-alone nursery within the grounds of the recently completed Corstorphine Primary School on the site of existing substandard prefabricated accommodation.

Faced with grey and blue fibre cement cladding boards alternating between horizontal and vertical orientation the scheme will sit under a dual pitch roof threaded with sun pipes in a response to its residential context.

Outlining their design intent the practice said: “The design is to be kept neutral as possible to blend in with the context. Tones of blue are to run through the facades. Rather than use strong colours the intent is to provide a more refined pallet of materials that focuses more on texture and pattern.

"This will make the building more tactile and inviting. The use of the profiled panels will allow the building to make subtle shifts in appearance across the course of the day.”


Manfredo Tafuri
#1 Posted by Manfredo Tafuri on 10 May 2016 at 12:42 PM
In comparison to Galashiels Primary, this is more like it.

- A big hoose. Just the ticket.
Thomas Hamilton
#2 Posted by Thomas Hamilton on 10 May 2016 at 13:54 PM
This seems to be designed from the scale of an adult, rather than that of a child.
#3 Posted by Jim on 11 May 2016 at 12:21 PM
simple, considered effective...slightly miserable though...and cladding boards look a bit kak...just sayin'
Mike McNulty
#4 Posted by Mike McNulty on 12 May 2016 at 08:25 AM
Design is important of course but please make sure it is constructed correctly as we have been affected by the ESP debacle with costs cut and our kids lives put in danger

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