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Andrew McCluskie Distribution Admin Space The Existing Building has been adapted to host the the Book Distribution related programme elements, thereby using the existing structure on site to portray the existing functions of the two organisations. The existing building has fell victim to a few unsympathetic extensions, which will be removed and brick partitions in the distribution building are formed from reclaimed brick kept aside during demolition. The glazed façade and additional dark blue steelwork provide a visual link both to the new façade elements and the rest of the scheme. Biophilic Design has been linked psychologically to stress relief, so the admin office includes plants within and a view to the living retaining wall and the new Reading Green it neighbours. This contributes to a relaxed atmosphere within the spacious office.
Andrew McCluskie 1:20 Conversation Carriage Section
Andrew McCluskie Play Area and Roofscape Traditionally, a day out to a play area is almost exclusively a children's activity, with parent(s) acting as chaperone, arriving at the park, finding a bench and sitting on the outskirts of the space on which to wait. Partick Imagination Library's play area is conceived so that parents as well as their children are located within the play space, with the aim to get parents more involved with play, or facilitate social interaction between parents of more independent children. The Living Walls and integrated Raised Planters continue the atmosphere of the neighbouring Park onto the building roofscape.
RENDERINGS: Markethall's Stalls activities - Gertie Leong Hei Li
Andrew McCluskie Flexible Workshop Space The Flexible workshopping space is designed to host School Trip Groups as well as everyday workshops for pre-school aged children that will be run by Centre Staff. As such the seating can be completely removed, folding away or stored in a bespoke unit built off of the retaining wall. A palate of light stained Larch is used for the furniture to maximise daylighting potential at the rear of the building.
RENDERINGS: Kitchen/ Outdoor Seatings - Gertie Leong Hei Li
RENDERINGS: Urban Farm/ East Entrance - Gertie Leong Hei Li
RENDERINGS: Co-Working Study Room - Gertie Leong Hei Li
First Floor Plan - Anna Rogowska
RENDERINGS: Creative Workshop with Balcony - Gertie Leong Hei Li
Andrew McCluskie View from Benalder Street Bridge Initial analysis of Yorkhill Park, which the site is bound by, revealed a need for improved access and public realm. Therefore the access stairs were rotated to receive pedestrians from Partick and accentuate their desired path. The scheme will also provide disabled access to Yorkhill Park for the first time. A green buffer and internal balustrades will ensure privacy in the main library space and increase biodiversity on site.
Andrew McCluskie Reading Area for 4-5 year olds After the design of the external stair above, the lighting conditions beneath created an opportunity for a “secret cave” space at the West end of the ground floor plan. This means 4-5 Year Old Children are provided with a space whose atmosphere is evocative of storybook setting. The wall decals are intended to add to this effect. A hidden strip LED will illuminate the space while its discretion ensures retention of the imaginative atmosphere. In contrast, the book storage is in a more traditional Library format to help children make the transition to traditional libraries when they get older. The largest of the rooflights gives sky views from this area, opening up the internal experience while planting around will screen the books from afternoon sun.