Stallan-Brand think big with ‘Style Mile’ hotel
October 7 2016
With retail, a restaurant and public realm defining the lower levels the design adopts a ‘figurative’ approach to its northern flank, prominent from Buchanan Street, with a design ‘inspired by abstract images of Glasgow's ships, bridges and cranes’.
To the south, facing Dixon Street, the design is more rational with inspiration deriving instead from Glasgow’s grid iron city centre layout.
In a design comment the practice said: “Critically the architects propose an architectural language of Glaswegian design, embedded in the memory of the city's inhabitants, a meaningful architecture that responds to alternate street scenes.
“To the north overlooking St.Enoch Square the architecture is more figurative inspired by abstract images of Glasgow's ships, bridges and cranes, whilst the elevation onto Dixon Street is more influenced by the Victorian City's gridiron tradition.”
The scheme is the latest ambitious proposal for the waterfront site, presently occupied by a three storey tenement, most recently with an organic Page\Park design. It also complements a growing number of high rise proposals on Clyde Street including a Hilton Doubletree hotel and student flats further along Clyde Street.
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