|Size||16,684 SF (1,550 SM)|
|Location||Glasgow, Scotland, UK|
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In response to a major increase in power demand, a new substation was required in Glasgow’s west end. An existing power company service yard in the area was chosen as the site. NORR led a feasibility study to develop a master plan with a design for the substation, provide future residential development and preserve all four of the area’s bowling greens with their related clubhouses and pavilions.
As a functional industrial building, the substation had to meet critical technical criteria. As part of a community, its design had to blend with the streetscape, so NORR created a curved building form and used detailed ashlar stone along the primary frontage to reflect the historic Victorian terraces opposite. The rear facade is more industrial in feel with a grid of offset aluminum mesh panels punctuated by a number of louvered openings. The flat zinc roof has a large overhanging edge with a slight upward slope that will tie into future residential. The finished building appears more sculptural than practical and creates a strong counterpoint to its Grade A listed neighbour.
- 2016 Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) Awards Commendation – Best Commercial category