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September 24 2018

Inverness Airport Hotel lands in planning

ICA Architects have come forward with plans for a 130-bed hotel serving Inverness Airport as part of a masterplan for a new business hub.

Located within a five-minute walk of the terminal building the hotel will be accessed via a new road connecting to existing infrastructure, adopting a linear form centred on a small ‘tower’ element in order to break the façade into smaller elements.

In a statement ICA wrote: “The four pieces of the building will be separated by large areas of glazing that help to emphasise the massing strategy and visually break the long elevations.

“The overall division of the building mass has been aided through the use of varying facade treatments and materials. The dominant blocks of the building are articulated in a more solid nature by introducing a structured window fenestration pattern with fibre cement cladding panels. These are then grouped together to create smaller building elements within the overall facade.”

The linear plan of the building will be oriented to frame views of the airport, maximising the volume of ground floor public spaces facing onto the terminal.

A raised central section houses the main entrance lobby
A raised central section houses the main entrance lobby
Additional height has been lent to the centre of the building to serve as a 'beacon'
Additional height has been lent to the centre of the building to serve as a 'beacon'

8 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 24 Sep 2018 at 17:37 PM
Is it possible to apply for a demolition order simultaneously?
McFly
#2 Posted by McFly on 24 Sep 2018 at 21:27 PM
No but it could be listed, mate. Failing that, I'm sure that Dignitas could find a use for it.
Cadmonkey
#3 Posted by Cadmonkey on 25 Sep 2018 at 09:04 AM
i particularly like how this responds to the genius loci.
Although the visuals do give cause for me to question if the designer has ever even been to the site.
pleasantfield
#4 Posted by pleasantfield on 25 Sep 2018 at 12:14 PM
Ye gods so the next design development is like furniture and back to the 60s.
Architecturally bankrupt. Come on RIAS its time your members did much better and were more inventive in design....or do you think this is. If I was the head of development management I would have returned this to them and asked them to rethink the whole design.
Florence and the Machine
#5 Posted by Florence and the Machine on 26 Sep 2018 at 09:40 AM
The iron heel of corporately branded international hotels. Suck it up, earthlings. Enjoy.

NB This is NOT architecture in any size, shape or form, but merely for the servicing of humans reduced to the status of digital consumers and to be serviced by slaves working hours beneath the minimum wage.

But hey, that's alright, isn't it?
Fat Bloke on Tour
#6 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 26 Sep 2018 at 13:00 PM
Dated the minute it left the drawing board.
Design by numbers with no subtlety or detail.

No character or engagement with its location.
File under stack-a-pleb nonsense.
FHM
#7 Posted by FHM on 26 Sep 2018 at 13:49 PM
Woah! Is Inverness trying to take the terrible Architecture award off of Glasgow?!
Sir Ano
#8 Posted by Sir Ano on 27 Sep 2018 at 10:00 AM
You guys are hilarious!!........

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