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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 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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