St. Vincent Street is one of Glasgow’s finest Victorian Streets with incredible legacy architecture and character. Our approach to the new architecture for the Visit Scotland building in St. Vincent Street aims to be understated and dignified in character. Our thinking is that the internal volume will have great flexibility and simplicity and can be repeatedly reconfigured to respond to changing retail and visitor information requirements.
A newly constructed Visit Scotland building in such an elegant context requires to have a classically proportioned gravitas and spirit to harmonise and relate to its immediate environment. The proposed plan incorporates elevations that allow surrounding facades to be appreciated from within the building. The double volume allows the space to feel light and airy.