North Holyrood Masterplan, Edinburgh, Photos, Building, Image, Architect, Project

Holyrood Masterplan, Edinburgh : Architecture

Old Town Redevelopment, Scotland by John Hope, Architect

West Holyrood Masterplan

Edinburgh City Council planners recommending approval Mar 2007
Holyrood Masterplan

North Holyrood – News Update
North Holyrood Edinburgh
building: photo © adrian welch

Last building on site at North Holyrood, adj. The Tun, Frank Spratt site behind The Clocktower: Offices by 3D Architects

Bakehouse Close, Holyrood
Bakehouse Close
building: photo © adrian welch

Location: off Canongate – Royal Mile

The area to the south of the Canongate was masterplanned by Edinburgh-based architect John Hope who selected mainly young design-led practices to participate in its re-development.

All the contemporary buildings on this page emerged from this masterplan. The RFAC (5) was the first completed. Most of these buildings are also listed in the Old Town Tour but gathered here for people interested in how they relate to the masterplan. The North Holyrood Masterplan has few detractors and is widely viewed in Edinburgh as a successful model for marrying the new to the old.

Royal Fine Arts Commission, Bakehouse Close
Richard Murphy Architects
Old Town
photo © adrian welch
Since 2005 Architecture + Design Scotland

The famous Old Town ‘herringbone pattern’ drawing (right), shows the skeletal structure of the High Street. It’s backbone follows the glacial crag-and-tail ridge line from the volcanic plug of the Castle rock down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. There are hundreds of vennels or closes running off it; in the past there were more but buildings such as the Crowne Plaza have destroyed many. In the last two decades some have been restored.
North Holyrood Masterplan
drawing from Charles McKean

Canongate Housing, 112 Canongate
Richard Murphy Architects
canongate
photo © adrian welch
Private Housing & ground-floor shop. Quirky low-budget housing with a contemporary twist

Scottish Poetry Library, Crichton’s Close
Malcolm Fraser Architects
North Holyrood
photo © Keith Hunter
Sensitive steel-framed addition to another close off the Royal Mile using oak cladding and blue terracotta tiles

Crichton’s Close Housing
Arcade Architects
Old Town
photo © adrian welch

rhetorical: Crichton House, offices
Ungless & Latimer
North Holyrood
photo © adrian welch

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road
Michael Hopkins & Partners
North Holyrood
photo © adrian welch
Our Dynamic Earth : trademark Hopkins parachuted into town

Scotsman Newspaper
CDA Architects
Old Town
photo © adrian welch

Holyrood Park House
CDA Architects
Holyrood
picture from the architect

The Park Edinburgh: housing
Campbell & Arnott Architects
North Holyrood
photo © adrian welch

Macdonald Hotel Edinburgh
Hendry & Legge Architects
Canongate
photo © adrian welch

The Tun, Holyrood Rd
Allan Murray Architects
Holyrood Rd
picture from the architect
The Tun Edinburgh

The Clocktower refurbishment, Holyrood Rd
Allan Murray Architects
Old Town
picture from architect

Old Town Housing for OTHA, Holyrood
E & F McLachlan
Edinburgh
image © Steffen Schefer

Morgan Court Housing, Holyrood
Ungless & Latimer
Holyrood
photo © adrian welch

Van Heyningnen & Haward Housing
Van Heyningnen & Haward
Old Town
photo © adrian welch
located just to the north of Morgan Court and south across the close from the RFAC




Scottish Architecture

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Buildings adjacent to the North Holyrood Masterplan:
Scottish Parliament
Palace of Holyroodhouse




West Holyrood Masterplan: John Hope, Architect
Masterplan : shops, offices, flats, new academic buildings, underground parking, gardens
Campus owners: Edinburgh University
Location: between Royal Mile & Holyrood Road
01.09.03

Buildings / photos for the North Holyrood Masterplan Architecture pages welcome

North Holyrood – Building : page