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Institute of Comparative Medicine
       
     
Institute of Comparative Medicine

GIA Design Award 2005
Location / Glasgow
Client / Glasgow University
Status / Completion 2004
Sector / Education

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The Institute of Comparative Medicine is a high quality research facility established to promote collaboration between two existing departments of the University's Veterinary School and provide centralised facilities to advance the work of several international research groups.

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"The judges were in no doubt that the Institute of Comparative Medicine designed by McLean Architects for Glasgow University at their Garscube Estate was deserving of an Award." - GIA

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"The building - or rather its architects -  dealt effortlessly with the difficult task of linking two existing buildings at different levels" - GIA

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"A simple palette of materials was used in an often unusual way, providing a series of very attractive break-out and circulation spaces." - GIA

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Varying façade treatments reflect the internal organisation of the building. A standing seam roof rises above the projecting box and floats above an external balcony.

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On the top floor is an informal meeting place to enhance interaction between researchers and promote team work.
"The building appeared to provide a wonderful place to work for University staff, and took advantage of views wherever they could be had. Clean, crisp and robust: our congratulations go to McLean Architects." - GIA

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A glazed wall frames wonderful views over the campus and sunlight penetrates the space through a roof light above the main corridor.