Govan crescent completes Elderpark Housing Association HQ
April 23 2021
MAST Architects have unveiled their latest project to be delivered on behalf of Elderpark Housing Association, a mix of apartments, cottage flats and houses adjacent to the organisations recently completed Govan HQ.
Built by CCG on a prominent corner plot bounded by Nethan Street, Golspie Street and Harmony Row, which had lain vacant since the 1960s, the homes introduce a dramatic sweeping crescent to the street in a civic statement and to shield terraced housing to the rear.
The architects explained: "Through a process of testing, refinement and analysis, we worked to develop a formal approach which responded to the site’s prominent location, but was also sympathetic to the existing building typologies found nearby. A palette of varied buff brickwork is used as a base material, extending throughout the flatted block and the terraced housing, with a series of recesses and projecting bays carved and extruded from the base block.
"This is contrasted by the use of reflective copper cladding, primarily to the outer elevations, which is used to create a mansard detail to the upper floors and as a means to define the common closes along the flatted block. The inner face follows a similar approach, introducing proprietary sunspace pods to deliver further amenity space to the flatted block whilst also harnessing solar gain from the south-facing aspect and creating views into the landscaped courtyard below."
As part of the work new pedestrian through routes have been introduced linking to an established cycle and footpath skirting the western edge.
Photography provided courtesy of Keith Hunter