Laurieston Living

Glasgow, Scotland

Laurieston Living

Glasgow, Scotland

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

Summary

Residential development, Laurieston TRA Masterplan

Location

Glasgow, Scotland 

Size

800 homes

Client

Urban Union Consortium 

Status

2012-2021

 

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