University of Strathclyde advertises for campus design team
January 24 2017Colville and B-listed Architecture buildings.
The Place @ Strathclyde aims to provide a new heart for the city centre campus with design proposals calling for the pedestrianization of Richmond and North Portland Street’s together with a revamp of Rottenrow Gardens to ameliorate a precipitous 1:6 gradient.
BDP and Gardiner & Theobald were tasked with undertaking an options appraisal for the brief in April of last year, determining that the preferred option would be a refurbishment with new build limited to a ‘wedge’ insert to create a series of ‘learning terraces’ between both.
Outlining the proposed scale of works in a feasibility report the university envisages installation of a new external envelope and transparent glazing, a double height entrance and possible coloured cladding to the Colville building while retaining the solid copper bays and rooflights in a refurbishment of the Architecture Building.
Phased work to Rottenrow Gardens would allow creation of a ‘shared space plaza’ connecting to an existing sculpture garden.
A closing date for bids has been set for 13 February.
Structural elements of the current Colville building such as beams, columns and soffits will be exposed
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