Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow, SAS, Photos, Building, Accommodation, Architect
Radisson Hotel Glasgow
SAS Hotel Scotland – Accommodation Strathclyde
Radisson Glasgow Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
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Radisson Hotel Glasgow by gm+ad architects, Glasgow
At the time when the Glasgow Development Agency stated that there was a shortage of top quality hotels in the city centre and when Glasgow’s conference centre market was growing. The site to the west of the Heilanman’s Umbrella had been derelict for some time and various practices in the city, including BDP Architects, had already tried to kick start proposals for commercial developments on the site and even another hotel but somehow things could never stack up financially. Now with the publication of the GDA report and the interest it generated and the completion of the first part of Atlantic Quay, Pelham thought that the time was right to try an sell the site to a potential hotel developer and they needed a scheme to hang things on.
Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow – European Hotel Design Awards
gm+ad architects won the competition with an early version of the copper-fronted Radisson Hotel Glasgow and became preferred architect. To help get things moving and because of gm+ad architects’ good relationship with the city planners, gm+ad approached Glasgow City Council with their ideas and they were prepared to write a letter to Pelham which stated that should gm+ad architects present their proposals to the city they would be positively received and likely to obtain planning permission. On the basis of the gm+ad scheme and this letter of recommendation, Pelham started to look for buyers for the site.
In 1999 gm+ad architects were interviewed by Marylebone Warwick and Balfour, a London base development company looking for opprortunities to build in Scotland. They liked gm+ad’s work and talked to the planners and gm+ad architects commisioned for the Radisson SAS Hotel Glasgow late in 1999 to build the hotel.
Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow – Design
Radisson Hotel Glasgow – Argyle Street
Radisson Hotel text from gm + ad architects
Radisson Hotel Glasgow – Awards
RIAS Best Building in Scotland Awards 2003 Shortlist
Radisson Glasgow Hotel – Scottish Design Awards
Client: Marylebone Warwick and Balfour – MWB Argyle Street Ltd
Radisson Hotel Glasgow, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Radisson Glasgow – website: www.radisson.com
Radisson Glasgow Bar
Scottish exclusive (on release) for photos of the £47m five-star Radisson Hotel Glasgow on Argyle Street
gm + ad architects Radisson Glasgow Hotel information early 2002:
"This new five star 250 bedroom hotel for London based developer MWB is currently being built in Argyle Street, Glasgow at a cost of £30m.
From The Irish Times, concerning the Radisson Hotel Glasgow:
Glasgow Radisson SAS Hotel : Civic Trust Awards 2004 Scotland Commendation
Radisson Hotel Glasgow: site photos 2002
RIAS Award 2003 – Shortlist: Excerpt
The Radisson SAS Hotel has clearly aroused some popular emotion. It is big, bold, perhaps even brash but it does respect the city block, it understands the pavement, on closer examination it presents a clear concept underlying its planning. The Glasgow Radisson Hotel’s various parts are made visible in a tall top-lit space rising up behind its ‘signboard’ street façade, its fashionable public parts clearly visible and usable at ground level and the bedrooms and business facilities above innovative and excitingly detailed.
Radisson Hotel Glasgow – Irish Architecture Awards
Radisson SAS Glasgow
The Radisson SAS in Glasgow is featured in a new and beautiful book on top hotels by Laurence King Publishing. The book, titled 21st Century Hotel, is due to be published on April 25th and it contains information, comment and photographs on selected international hotels.
"The book is stunning" says Alan Dunlop "and the Radisson SAS looks great. It’s featured with the best new hotels throughout the world, we are delighted and chuffed for Glasgow"
The publication has an editorial and commentary written by Graham Vickers, a well respected writer on design, architecture and marketing. Of the Radisson SAS on Argyle Street he writes: "it’s architectural impact is so strong as to provide the primary focus of interest. Here a whole design approach is flagged by the building itself, which successfully juggles with a range of practical issues and restrictions to create a strong statement reflecting something of the spirit of Glasgow and it’s history without ever being reverential or resorting to pastiche" He adds " That appeal resides in the hotels public spaces and, perhaps most of all, in the external impact of this striking, land locked hospitality vessel with its striking green prow".
"It’s an excellent publication" says Gordon Murray "and the Radisson looks as good as anything anywhere in the world, in fact better. At last Glasgow has a top hotel to compete with all the major visitor destinations"
Radisson SAS Glasgow : Hotel Building information from gm+ad architects 120405
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Radisson Glasgow Hotel : Best Building in Scotland shortlisted in 2003
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