Located on the site of the once famous Sun cast-iron foundry, in city centre Glasgow, the design concept for the 536 bed student residence is inspired and informed by the industrial heritage and form, with accommodation distributed around a central urban courtyard. The daily student experience is thereby focused on a brief passage through a secure, tranquil space that counterpoints the bustle of the city beyond.
The built form creates a traditional urban streetscape in a currently disparate and fragmented location. The design strategy takes one positive step in the inevitable transition from industrial to residential neighbourhood.
Foundry Courtyard Student Accommodation
214 Kennedy Street
GLASGOW G4 0PR
Balfour Beatty Investments
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