This remarkable Edinburgh building has a witty baronial gothic aspect. However original circulation was very poor. The walk to the top floor was a long one and much existing potential gallery space was taken up by support functions. Two new openings have been created on either side of the existing entrance vestibule. Vertical circulation has been improved by a new, large, glass multi- purpose lift and the remodelling of the entrance steps allows wheelchair access. Additional usable space for offices, storage, educational facilities and escape routes has been created. The library has been carefully disassembled and moved to the first floor level.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
National Galleries of Scotland
£ 11.5 M