Design Awards 2015
Laurieston TRA, Phase 1A
PagePark Architects and Elder & Cannon Architects
Winner: Design Award
Following their reinterpretation of the original masterplan created by Urban Initiatives in 2004, PagePark, together with Elder and Cannon, have completed 201 affordable rented homes in a new layout of streets and mews settings. At its simplest, it builds on the urban character of Glasgow, comprising clearly defined blocks to reinforce the grid-like quality of the city. Its character follows a contemporary tenement form, with a variety of housing types – apartments, maisonettes and terraced houses – exploiting the rich possibilities of corners, southern aspect and courtyard environments.
The juxtaposition of the work of two architects, within a masterplanning and landscaping framework which exploits the quality of groundscape in relation to the buildings, was key to creating a landmark for the future development of the Laurieston area.