Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland’s new creative factory featured in the Architects’ Journal
Our recently opened Rockvilla building for the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) is featured in this month’s Architects’ Journal.
Situated on the Forth and Clyde canal in Glasgow, the Rockvilla is one of the initial buildings fuelling regeneration in the northeast of the city. Designed as an “engine room for innovation” the new building harnesses the spirit of NTS and generates their vision of a “creative factory”.
As M&E consultants we worked closely with the architect to generate the industrial feel while retaining the latest in spatial comfort throughout the building. Acoustics was a sensitive area within the building design. The exposed ductwork and pipes creating the industrial feel meant a strong relationship with the acoustic engineers was needed to allow our systems to perform at their most efficient with minimal impact to the ambience of the space. Mixed mode ventilation is used to help with this issue and create flexibility in conditioning the multi-purpose spaces.
To read more about the building, with insights from the architect and acoustic engineer, please click here for the full Architects’ Journal article.