Design Awards 2015
Carson & Partners
A corner site on Dumbarton Road provides the termination point for traditional tenemental form running east-west / north-south. The scheme has delivered ground floor retail space and 174 student rooms organised in a boutique hotel style layout.
The design proposal reinforces the street edge and takes cues from the surrounding tenemental form by breaking the storey heights to relate to immediate contexts. The building aims to display the hierarchy of public rooms located on corners and prominent façade locations as a modern interpretation borrowed from the adjacent buildings. This is manifested in large feature glazing further reinforcing the streetscape and offering panoramic views from these public areas.
High quality natural stone has been utilised to enhance the building’s dialogue with the area as well as provide a clean, contemporary, durable and sustainable finish. The use of brick provides contrast on the street elevations and a consistent surface within the backcourt.