Foundry Courtyard Student Accommodation

Oberlanders Architects LLP

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.

Location

Foundry Courtyard Student Accommodation
214 Kennedy Street
Townhead
GLASGOW G4 0PR
United Kingdom

Contact

David McNabb
Associate
D.McNabb@oberlanders.co.uk

Client

Balfour Beatty Investments

Completed

July 2017

Size

15,022 sq.m.

Categories

  • Education
  • Interior design
  • Residential