St. Andrews University Art Building

Reiach and Hall Architects, St Andrews, 2006

 

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Projecting bays on the north front echo traditional bays of Scottish domestic buildings 

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  • Projecting bays on the north front echo traditional bays of Scottish domestic buildings    
  • Exterior facades acknowledge, without imitating, the surroundings    
  • The arts faculty with its 19th-century neighbour, St Katherine    
  • The severity of the south facade makes the surroundings picturesque by contrast    
  • View onto neighbouring St Katherine    
  • The austerity of the detailing has an almost moral tone    
  • The fourth floor offers sweeping offshore views    
  • An atrium provides light to every floor    
  • The austerity of the detailing has an almost moral tone    
  • Occupants have made the individual offices their own    
  • Occupants have made the individual offices their own    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • East-west section    
  • Development sketch    
  • Development sketch    
  • Development sketch    
  • Wall detail    
  • Bay window detail    

Arts building for the University of St Andrews

The buildings is the first addition to the central St Andrews campus in more than 30 years, adding 2,790m² of teaching and office space to the university’s stock.

The exterior facades acknowledge, without imitating, the surroundings. The height continues the line of the library and townhouse; and the warm stone matches the concrete of the library.

It is four storeys high, corresponding to the height of both the library and the 19th-century townhouse. The vertical, projecting bays along the building’s north front are an equivalent to the traditional bays of Scottish domestic buildings.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2005
  • Completed: 2006
  • Floor area: 3,187m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £5.3M
  • Tender date: Mar 2005
  • Procurement: Scottish Building Contract with Contractor's Designed Portion
  • Address: 91 North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom

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