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In the city centre, on Argyle Street, across from Heilanman's Umbrella and the lower entrance to Glasgow Central Station

RADISSON

BLU HOTEL

WHERE IS IT?

The Radisson group spotted a hole in the market, namely a lack of high quality hotels within the city, and decided to move on the opportunity. However, what was originally conceived as a five star hotel ultimately became a four star deluxe.

WHERE IS IT?

Designed by Glasgow firm gm+ad, who won a competition run by the land owners Pelham Developments in 1998, who required a conceivable plan which they could then sell the land on.

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The characteristic copper screen that faces out onto Argyle Street was seen as a method of keeping within the height and tradition of one of Glasgow’s oldest thoroughfares, a visual trick which could allow the hotel to be built higher while not appearing so. Copper was used due to its proliferance within Glasgow; it is a material that was commonly used when building churches, as well as a number of statues around the city. The screen is connected to the monolithic slate building via a glass atrium, forming an internal street that contains the reception as well as bars and restaurants.

HEILANMANN'S UMBRELLA

NEARBY

SIGHTS

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