The City Centre Site
Our overarching design driver for the City Site is that it should feel like it is meant to be there. The lower levels of the site are predominantly concerned with finding the building’s place in the local community, while the upper levels are designed to assert the college’s place in the city at large.
The site features a family of individual buildings grouped around a central space.
These ‘clusters’ vary in size and are designed to be flexible so that they can support any of the college’s departments over the course of their life.
The River Side Site
The river frontage is the principal focus of this site. The buildings are designed to fully embrace the riverside context, both in terms of educational necessity, and for the aesthetic and cultural benefits that the proximity to the Clyde brings.
An important function of the proposed redevelopment is to enhance and redefine the presence of the college in its immediate vicinity. The Riverside Site, like its big sister at the City Site, must marry the ambitions of the city centre, the local community and City of Glasgow College.
As the multidisciplinary designers of the proposed campuses we were responsible for the briefing and engagement exercises from the initial appraisal stage through to concept design.