Reiach and Hall completes "low-key" campus for Forth Valley College - architecture and design

Reiach and Hall completes "low-key" campus for Forth Valley College



Reiach and Hall Architects used a palette of pale brick, concrete and aluminium to give this college campus in Falkirk, Scotland, a modest appearance that reflects its purpose as a facility for serving students.
The Falkirk Campus is the final building to be completed as part of a decade-long project to revitalise Forth Valley College's estates in Central Scotland.
It has been shortlisted for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize.
Reiach and Hall has created a college in Falkirk
Edinburgh-based Reiach and Hall previously completed facilities for the college's Alloa and Stirling campuses in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The Falkirk Campus is the largest of the buildings and serves as FVC's headquarters.
The 21,000-square-metre campus replaces a 1960s building that was no longer fit for purpose. Built on an adjacent site, the new building references its predecessor's long, low-lying volumes. Forth Valley College has a material of palette of pale brick, concrete and aluminium
The campus' specialised teaching facilities include laboratories, a distillation plant, a biotechnology centre, construction workshops, a sports centre and front-of-house training salons for hairdressing and beauty.
Reiach and Hall described the campus' external appearance as "low key, reflecting the modesty of an institution that seeks to serve."
The building is shortlisted for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize
The main building is clad with handmade pale-coloured bricks that are complemented by precast ...
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