Inverness Airport Hotel lands in planning
September 24 2018
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.
Although the visuals do give cause for me to question if the designer has ever even been to the site.
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.
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?
Design by numbers with no subtlety or detail.
No character or engagement with its location.
File under stack-a-pleb nonsense.
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