Competition - February 2012
Competition entry for the second phase of Sanctuary Housing Association's regeneration project in Anderston. As a former Comprehensive Development Area redeveloped in the 1960s, the area currently is dominated by high rise flats and a poor quality, disconnected public realm. Collective Architecture's proposal seeks to reintroduce a strong street frontage, based on the traditional Glasgow tenement, with a high quality public realm that connects existing civic spaces and landmark buildings. The scheme includes 104 flats and maisonettes, two 4 storey blocks and a 6 storey block that responds to the eclectic roofscape of Anderston's Kelvingrove Church and the Savings Bank building on Argyle Street.
The proposed design takes inspiration from existing tenemental form, rhythm and proportion - strong repetitive elements, sloping tiled roofs, projecting bay windows to the street elevations and punctuated roof lines. The materials selected are inspired by the sandstone colours of Glasgow, the varying tones and hues range from yellow to purple and this is reflected in the choice of copper, textured brick, sandstone (in selected areas) and tiled roofs.