St Mark's Quay Affordable Housing, Edinburgh
1200 m2
SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS 2011: AWARD WINNER

Affordable housing development for Mactaggart & Mickel / Dunedin Canmore Housing Association as part of the St Marks Quay Residential Project. 

The development sits within the boundary of the Lochrin Place Residential Development site which incorporates 135 private residential units, a new canal basin and large public realm space that connects the Union canal with the Lochrin district of Edinburgh.

The 22 affordable apartment units are contained within two aligned brick clad blocks, which nestle between the recent Edinburgh Quay developments to the north and the existing villas of Gilmore Place. 

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The blocks overlook a secluded private landscaped courtyard that provides private amenity space and a visual focal point for the apartments. Open plan living spaces are naturally lit by large double aspect floor to ceiling windows. 

A red brick is used extensively to offer a bold, crisp modern aesthetic. This refers back to the warehouse structures that used to line the canal area and offers a robust, low maintenance finish to the external envelope. 

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