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The Cube, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Wednesday 25 Nov 2009

Edinburgh office squared off

Allan Murray Architects 
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10/12/09 Angus Eitel, Edinburgh
The building received a BREEAM Excellent rating and an Energy Performance Certificate 'B' rating - therefore it's environmental credentials are strong. It delivers 66,000sqft of high quality office space on a difficult site. It was conceived as a speculative building - so the developer would not have constructed it had the cost been significantly higher than 'normal'
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02/12/09 AO, Edinburgh
It fits in well, and doesn't appear out of place amongst the grouping of banal unimaginative buildings in this area.
01/12/09 Alex, DC
Is this building useful or green in the slightest? These temples cost 3 times what a normal building does meaning: we all end up with with even less.
26/11/09 David Lome, Boca Raton, FL
Well done.


The Cube by Allan Murray Architects completes 

The much anticipated delivery of The Cube office building in Edinburgh has arrived revealing an inviting contemporary concept for business space in the Scottish capital.

Designed by Allan Murray Architects the new 66,000 sq ft development on Leith Street presents an array of glazed ‘picture’ windows set onto a natural stone frame, articulated by a field of internal timber screens.

The city centre development is designed to present a contemporary image in its relationship with the existing urban context. A five storey entrance atrium to the six storey building is occupied by dramatically suspended 'cube-like' meeting rooms providing a key focal element, whilst the top floor is reminiscent of attic floors in the adjacent tenements.

The city centre development offers views out to Calton Hill from the back offices and landscaped roof terraces created by the reduced massing to the upper levels. The roof terraces join design elements such as timber louvres to the front of the building to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating - the UK's sustainability measurement - for the building.

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