In last 50 years the Laurieston community has experienced significant change. The locations historic tenement structure was raised to the ground in the 1970's as part of Glasgow's inner-city housing clearance programme to be replaced with high rise tower blocks. These tower blocks being again demolished in 2015 to make way for what we all hope is a much more sustainable urban condition. The practice has championed a new masterplan that prioritises a human scaled environment.
Inspired by the iconic tenements and townhouses of Glasgow, the urban blocks of Laurieston are simple and well-proportioned. The housing plan defines a series of attractive urban streets and public spaces to create a rich and diverse urban residential district. Scottish Design Award _ Best Affordable Housing 2017