Corten steel Edinburgh school ‘mirrors’ tenements
February 15 2019
Holmes Miller Architects have filed plans for a new Canaan lane Primary School and nursery on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.
Replacing an existing care home in the Grange Conservation Area the school will stand alongside the retained Deanbank House which will serve as a classroom annexe to the main new build.
Finished in natural sandstone and corten steel to the front with brick to the rear the school seeks to establish an ‘architectural dialogue’ with a red sandstone tenement block opposite.
The architects wrote: “The school’s public entrance is directly across from this tenement and due to its prominence and presence in the street, it was important to establish an architectural dialogue between the two buildings, with the corten steel element a virtual mirror in plan length to the red sandstone tenement.”
Aligned with the street the school seeks to mediate in height between four storey tenements and detached villas, with lost sections of an existing boundary wall reinstated,
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