Arresting vision laid out for former Glasgow Police HQ
January 18 2018full planning permission to build a £105m residential complex on the site of the former Strathclyde Police headquarters.
Financed by Apache Capital and Moda Living Holland Park will create a ‘hidden garden’ within the heart of the city, wrapped by 433 flats in eight distinct ‘volumes’ rising up to 17 storeys in height above basement parking and street front commercial units.
Taking their cue from the ‘grid-iron’ road plan of the central conservation area Haus has applied a classical architectural language of a base, middle and roof with gridded elevations and a particular emphasis on how each building meets the ground to fully engage with the streetscape.
In their design justification Haus wrote: “On each of the corners of the site, aligned with Glasgow vernacular architecture, our proposals have a taller nodal building, which has a strong vertical emphasis. The tallest elements, in diametrically opposing corners are encased in dark metal finish drawing connotations of Glasgow’s industrialized past. The secondary corners are in pale stone finish.”
A materials palette of dark metal for the taller elements and pale stone for secondary corners with recessed, horizontal brick buildings signaling entrances to the central garden.
Ancillary spaces will include reception areas, a gym, cinema, lounge and rooftop terraces for the use of residents and visitors.
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