Reiach & Hall go for student gold with bronze build
February 14 2017‘new model’ of student housing on Glasgow’s Port Dundas Road, offering tenants a greater range of social and amenity space than is typically the case for standard builds.
Focussed on a ground floor social space the scheme includes a foyer, café, gym, lounge and games hall which will spill over into a courtyard garden and surrounding streets.
Stretching across 18,100sq/m of gross internal floor area the build will include 444 cluster flats alongside 156 studio rooms, all of which will be made available for short-term let during the quieter summer months.
Fleshing out their approach the architects observed: “The external massing and expression comes from an analysis of the opportunities the site contains to make a place of delight. We have looked beyond the current fashion for willful shape-making and random pattern. Our proposals are intended to create a place of enduring quality, based on an understanding of the rich Glasgow tradition of rigorous and repetitive facades.”
Clad in profiled and sculpted aluminium panels with a light bronze finish, specified for their low maintenance requirements and ability to provide ventilation through perforations.
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