Latest phase of Greendykes regeneration hits home
July 14 201675 new homes on 9.5 hectares of land at Greendykes Road, Edinburgh.
Taking the form of a series of perimeter blocks to define the streetscape and shelter an interior courtyard and homes the design emphasises four ‘pronounced corners’ in dark brick to help interface with the rest of the master plan.
In their design statement the architects said: “The approach is to use a restricted material pallette and create the key design moves by sculpting the form of the buildings. The formation of a repeating module allows a cohesive massing strategy to be used across the site. By stepping parts of blocks the module can be created. At the feature corners a raking wall allows the corner element to read as a slender tower.”
Slotting into an existing master plan drawn up by Caddell on behalf of PARC Craigmillar this will deliver a mix of flats, maisonettes and terraces available for social and mid-market rents.
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