John Burnett House, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh
This 150-bed, student block is located within the heart of the Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls of Residence Campus. The design is understated and contemporary with an anthracite grey ceramic rain screen cladding. The L shaped block creates a ‘collegiate’ courtyard garden between the new building and two of the existing 1970’s tower blocks. The courtyard garden is landscaped with seating areas for the recreational use of the students. The ‘penthouse’ floor is set back to provide private roof terraces to the top floor bedrooms.