ARCHITECTURE: Public Building

The Floating Church

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The Floating Church, Genesis, is a new, wide-beam canal boat crowned with an innovative pop-up roof designed by London-based architects Denizen Works. The barge commissioned by the Diocese of London as a mobile assembly space was developed in collaboration with Turks Shipyard and naval architect Tony Tucker. Genesis is conceived as a modern-day mission, developing links with growing communities living around the canal in East London over the next 25 years. Its mobility and flexibility of programme will ensure lasting […]

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The Larick Centre

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With sustainability at its core, The Larick Centre embodies Tayport community’s drive and achievement to map its own destiny and secure its future for generations to come. Opening in 2020, ‘to get people together to meet, become involved and celebrate with each other’, it is a beacon of hope and opportunity, very much conceived, planned and now operated by Tayport Community Trust. Tayport Community Trust appointed Collective Architecture in 2014 to design a new community centre, having been gifted a […]

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Comunn Eachdraidh Nis / Ness Historical Society

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In 1878, Cross Primary School was constructed on the Isle of Lewis featuring a large school-masters house, and three classrooms arranged in a horseshoe configuration.  Although this typology was typical for its time, Cross School remains one of the last of its kind in existence. These buildings have been extended several times over its history, with parts currently in a state of dereliction.  The Commun Eachdraidh took over the buildings from CNES in 2011 and converted them to a museum, […]

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Inverness Justice Centre

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Inverness Justice Centre is the first in a new generation of Scottish courts- bringing together, in one location, the various organisations that support the justice system. Services including the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service(SCTS), the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Families Outside, Criminal Justice Social Work, HMCTS, NHS Highland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Witness Service/Victim Support and Citizens Advice. The ambition articulated by SCTS was that the architecture should contribute to the reforms currently being instigated in the delivery of […]

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Childcare, Early Learning & Family Centre, Cairndow

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Cairndow Community Childcare Ltd. is a local childcare provider established by a group of parents and carers in 2004, as a community business to provide vital support to families in the rural community of Cairndow, in Argyll.  Having outgrown their original premises, we worked with Community Links Scotland to undertake a detailed site appraisal and business planning exercise which sought to identify an appropriate site for a bespoke new-build childcare and community facility.  Whilst the population of Cairndow itself is […]

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The Tennent’s Story

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Tennent’s Visitor Centre – The Tennent’s Story ZM Architecture with Simon McQuarrie for Tennent’s Caledonian Breweries, Wellpark, Glasgow Background: Tennent’s is a Scottish institution and beer which is a world class brand. Beer has been brewed on this site since the 15th Century when Monks used the water in the Molendinar burn and the Ladywell spring. A Visit Scotland audit in 2016/17 recommended improvements to the visitor experience to TCB Ltd group, this formed the key focus for the brief. […]

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