City of Glasgow College shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize

11th August 2017

City of Glasgow College shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize

FES is delighted to learn that the City of Glasgow College has been placed on the RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2017. We are justifiably proud of our role in the delivery of the two state-of-the-art campuses and, alongside our delivery partners, we look forward to the announcement of the winning project in October.

Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
M&E Engineer: FES with Hulley and Kirkwood
Structural Engineer: Arup
Landscape Architect: rankinfraser landscape architecture
Quality Surveyor: Sir Robert McAlpine / Sweet Group
Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics
Fire Engineer: Jeremy Gardner Associates
Interiors: Graven Signage: Studio LR
City of Glasgow College - City Campus
Reiach & Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects

 

An immense new college campus in the heart of Glasgow

What the judges said...


"A super-college bringing together facilities and teaching previously housed in 11 separate buildings across the city within two new central campuses. City Campus, more than 60,000m2 in size, is the second of these large new buildings. It brings together six major faculties in 300 high-tech classrooms, multi-purpose lecture theatres and specialist teaching facilities."


"Considerable architectural skill is demonstrated in its realisation; not just in resolving the brief, but in the contribution to the city."


"There is an astonishing scale and complexity to the brief for this project, and considerable architectural skill is demonstrated in its realisation; not just in resolving the brief, but in the contribution to the city – in massing, composition and the generosity of the public route through the grand stepped atrium space."


"This architectural skill extends beyond the cityscape through to the detailed care taken in the organisation of student spaces, encouraging social interaction across disciplines, to the considered approach to materials and detailing.”


Photographs by Keith Hunter

 

For more details:

 

https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-regional-awards/rias-award-winners/city-of-glasgow-college-city-campus