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March 14 2018

Glasgow Gaelic School extension tabled
Glasgow City Council is spearheading the extension of an existing Gaelic School at Berkeley Street, Finnieston, to accommodate a four-court sports hall and associated facilities.

Designed to tie-in with the existing school while being unashamedly modern the sports hall will be built on an existing playground and has been specified for independent operation to allow its use by the public after hours.

In their design statement the council observed: “At the gable end s and at low level the sports hall is clad in a grey / dark brick. This provides a resilient finish in keeping with the existing palette and reflectsthe robust and durable space required for the proposed function.

“Brick detailing such as projecting headers and recessed panels are utilized to bring depth and varying proportion to the large solid mass of the gables. An alternative black brick is used to clad the single storey bridging element in order to create a clear delineation between the old and new elements.”

A solid masonry mass of dark brick has been specified for the south elevation to minimise heat gain with translucent high-level glazing to the east and west permitting light through.
A single storey link will connect the hall with the existing school
A single storey link will connect the hall with the existing school

8 Comments

Trombe Wall
#1 Posted by Trombe Wall on 14 Mar 2018 at 13:18 PM
Sgoinneil
Cameron
#2 Posted by Cameron on 14 Mar 2018 at 14:11 PM
Indistinguishable from the socialist 60s concrete monstrosity next to it.
Islander
#3 Posted by Islander on 14 Mar 2018 at 17:02 PM
Nice bit of anti-Gael bigotry there, Walt. Any other minorities you want to abuse while you are at it?

It's not much of a building but it doesn't really lower any standards given the main building itself
Mungo
#4 Posted by Mungo on 14 Mar 2018 at 21:48 PM
Extension is tidy and inoffensive unlike Walt and his ideologies.
Cameron
#5 Posted by Cameron on 15 Mar 2018 at 09:40 AM
#3 Erm no. I was referring to the architecture, i thought that was rather obvious.
Islander
#6 Posted by Islander on 15 Mar 2018 at 11:17 AM
You're not Walt, Cameron :) His comment was deleted.
Cameron
#7 Posted by Cameron on 15 Mar 2018 at 11:57 AM
#6 Well Done to UR for taking it off quickly. In my defence people do manage to extract offence from anything.. thought my comment had been picked up the wrong way :/
Sven
#8 Posted by Sven on 16 Mar 2018 at 10:01 AM
I do not understand the brick wall facing the street at all. It is so terribly 1970 municipal in character literally closes the building to the wider urban realm. Does the school not have a badge or emblem that would add some colour or interest to this area?

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