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George Watson’s Music School

Henk Snoek Photos : Modern Educational Building in Scotland on Colinton Road

post updated 16 February 2022

George Watson’s Edinburgh – Music School

Location: 67-71 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG

Contact: 0131 446 6000

George Watsons Edinburgh Music School

Completed: 1964
Michael Laird & Partners (now Architects)

George Watson's Music School Edinburgh
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Powerful sculpting of hyperbolic paraboloid roof pitched down to fleetingly touch the ground plane and sat on a simple low block.

George Watson's Music School, Edinburgh - hyperbolic paraboloid roof

Photos by Henk Snoek

George Watson's Music School Edinburgh

Colour image of the building from Michael Laird Architects:

George Watsons Edinburgh

Another Edinburgh building from the sixties by Michael Laird & Partners:

Standard Life Assurance, 3 George St, 1964, 1975
Michael Laird & Partners

Standard Life Building
Office building wraps round an existing corner block

Standard Life Building

The Technology Centre, George Watson’s College is by Campbell and Arnott Architects


Modern Architects

Modern Edinburgh Buildings – Selection:

Meadowbank Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch

Commonwealth Pool
Commonwealth Pool
photograph © Adrian Welch

Another Edinburgh building by Michael Laird Architects: Tanfield, an unusual commercial property set on the north bank of the Water of Leith. The rather bulky office building was controversial when built, set within a swathe of historic stone buildings that cascade down the hill from the original New Town to the south.

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