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Hypostyle bring Asian flavour to Speirs Wharf

October 19 2017

Hypostyle bring Asian flavour to Speirs Wharf
Plans for a new Chinese supermarket at Glasgow’s Speirs Wharf have been dusted off by Hypostyle Architects on behalf of Matthews Foods.

Located at Baird’s Brae the warehouse, store and company headquarters will supply wholesale and retail customers following its relocation from an existing site at Garscube Industrial Estate just 300m away.

Specialising in Asian foods and products the supermarket will reflect its specialization with the use of an ornamental canopy over the main entrance.

This will make use of custom windows, tiled eaves and traditional ‘Chinese garden tiles’ which will be embedded in a perimeter wall formed from matching brick with stone lion statues used to mark a vehicular entrance.

The steeply sloping site is currently occupied by a burnt out office pavilion and will include a 28 space south facing car park and service yard.


#1 Posted by Tony on 19 Oct 2017 at 15:42 PM
Nothing like stereotyping!!
#2 Posted by Philip on 19 Oct 2017 at 17:57 PM
#3 Posted by E=Mc2 on 19 Oct 2017 at 22:56 PM
Authentic. And an authentically accurate perspective, especially the cars and people .
dave the detailer
#4 Posted by dave the detailer on 20 Oct 2017 at 08:31 AM
'dusted off'...from the 80's?

#3 - one would prefer to see some mega 4x4's
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 20 Oct 2017 at 13:36 PM
Presumably this is this is the aesthetic the client is looking for. Seems appropriate.
So what is wrong with that?
Well done to the architect for giving the client what they wanted.
frequent customer (non asian)
#6 Posted by frequent customer (non asian) on 20 Oct 2017 at 15:47 PM
@E=Mc2: I am frequently at Matthews and they already have canopy like that also you would be surprised how many porshes and another sport cars are owned by Glaswegian Chinese...
#7 Posted by E=mc2 on 20 Oct 2017 at 20:09 PM
@frequent customer. Wasn’t suggesting otherwise. I was commenting on the scale and perspective of the photoshopped people and cars. Especially the Alfa.
#8 Posted by Stylecouncil on 21 Oct 2017 at 07:47 AM
#5 Irrespective of cultural motifs and client requirements, attaching a luminous yellow, upvc faux Chinese temple to the front of a featureless brick box is utter mince.
Nairn's Bairn
#9 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 24 Oct 2017 at 17:52 PM
To be fair, they have continued the yellow theme throughout, on the windows. And the external works. And the car.

For Hypostyle, a Chinese theme means pretty much one thing.
Walt Disney
#10 Posted by Walt Disney on 25 Oct 2017 at 09:35 AM
I like it. It could herald the way forward on how to stick a faux chinese pagoda on to the front of a brick box. Personally I'd like to see more lions, but that's a personal thing.

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