This scheme introduces direct access to the historic museums via a new glazed linking building, adds a distinct street front visual identity and improves accessibility. Inserted between two Grade A listed buildings, the new link, clad in full height anodised aluminium curtain walling around a lightweight glazed structure, contrasts with the heavy masonry of the existing buildings and acts as the interface between old and new.
The use of steel for the primary structure, floors and staircase, as well as glazed elevations and balustrades, keeps the building lightweight, draws in daylight and provides visual connections to external courtyards.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
£ 3.5 M (inc exhibition fit-out)
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