Drum Property Group raise an aluminium curtain at Buchanan Wharf
July 10 2020
The 11-storey build will accommodate 170,000sq/ft of office space, serving as a gateway building to the estate when viewed from the south.
Diverging from the prevailing grid iron road network with a more organic approach, reconnecting to the river across Clyde Place thanks to the redirection of traffic to Kingston Street and introduction of permeable new public realm. This ground-level interaction will be augmented with an 'inhabited skyline' of tiered terrace spaces at higher levels.
Architects Halliday Fraser Munro have chosen aluminium profile panels have been chosen for the facade, selected for their 'delicate variation of tones and texture'. Earthy colours will directly relate to the adjacent riverbed with a mix of greys and warmer yellow and red tones.
Describing the build the practice wrote: "The combination of a stepped form and a variation in panels shape and direction give the building a unique rhythm and creates a dynamic facade which changes as the viewer moves around the building. "This composition gives an overall impression of a curtain draped across the building. This curtain is pulled back at key areas to reveal the views along the river and to the south."
As part of efforts to accommodate active travel, a bicycle hub and shower facilities will be provided.
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