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February 21 2018

Edinburgh Academy library link proposed
LDN Architects have filed for permission to extend an existing science centre and library at Edinburgh Academy by way of a connected teaching and learning space as well as a multi-purpose hall.

A modern addition to the historic campus the link building as part of a wider masterplan drawn by Richard Murphy Architects to mark the school’s bicentenary in 2024.

The chosen form for the newest addition is three distinct roofs reflecting its use as a library, hall and teaching space, all of which rise above a unifying stone plinth, while improving circulation between proposed and existing structures.

In a statement LDN wrote: “This proposal seeks to create a modern building that will integrate well into its context, complement the continued development of the campus and provide the school with the multi-functional facility that the school desires.

“The heart of Phase 1 of the Masterplan is the creation of a dynamic new wing in the east of the site which encompasses a multi-purpose engagement space. This ambitious new build will deliver an exciting hub for ideas exchange and new learning, providing a genuinely collaborative space for creative and critical thinking through a broad spectrum of activity.”

A materials palette of low maintenance pre-weathered zinc, stone and glass has been selected to defer to the A-listed main hall with a new garden area and paved courtyard also specified within the package of works.
Landscaped grounds will integrate the extension within the campus
Landscaped grounds will integrate the extension within the campus
Roofs are angled to minimise overshadowing of adjacent properties
Roofs are angled to minimise overshadowing of adjacent properties


#1 Posted by anon on 21 Feb 2018 at 14:12 PM
And a muckle great 2m high steel fume cupboard extract flue projecting up.
Angela Bell
#2 Posted by Angela Bell on 21 Feb 2018 at 16:54 PM
It might well look wonderful from the front gates on Henderson row BUT please consider the residents of Perth st who have to put up with the ugly side of this monstrous steel carbuncle.
#3 Posted by MStewart on 21 Feb 2018 at 19:17 PM
Really interesting section. Looks promising.
#4 Posted by Stef3d on 22 Feb 2018 at 15:14 PM
That red-coated woman fair gets about.

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