Retail & leisure lead proposed Drumchapel destination
September 11 2018
Kier Property have tasked London-based architects Mountford Piggott with drafting proposals for a mixed-use retail and leisure development for Drumchapel.
Occupying vacant ground bounded by Allerdyce Road and Duntreath Avenue the Atlas site will include ground floor retail with leisure uses above. A standalone café ‘pod’ will complete the planned development.
Giving voice to their approach the Mountford Piggott wrote: “Exposure of the Main building towards public realm on all elevations presents a challenge of providing quality architectural frontages on all elevations, whilst requiring a simple economical design suitable for retail/ leisure use. The design response provides several layers of the perimeter fabric on the elevations, created by using differing cladding within the brief constraints by using composite cladding elements in a standard module of 1m width.
“The modelling concept can be described as a simple dark grey box into which slits of glazing can be flexibly carved as necessary. This box appears visually draped into an irregular pattern of vertical cladding panels in lighter colours.”
A signage cladding band will sweep diagonally at a step in the elevation to create ‘dynamic movement’.
Meanwhile, planning will love it!
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