Architects Journal reports on WHY’s design for The Quaich Project

“US practice wHY has revealed its latest designs for a performance space in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens – two years after winning an international contest for the job

Drawn up with Edinburgh-based GRAS, Groves-Raines Architects and Arup, the £25 million scheme to revamp the gardens and replace the 1935 Ross Bandstand has gone out to public consultation this week (4 November).

The competition-winning designs for the prominent site beneath Edinburgh Castle, featuring a welcome centre, pavilion and amphitheatre, have been revised to take in early feedback from stakeholders.

The changes include: the removal of a proposed top level of the welcome centre and its overhang to reduce impact of the building on the landscape and improve sightlines; reduction of glass on the centre’s front elevation to ’minimise the impact’ when viewed from the castle; and alterations to the path network.”


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November 4th, 2019
Historic Preservation,  Masterplans,  Performing Arts,  Programming,  Sustainability,  Urban Parks
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