NT2572 : Edinburgh University George Square Theatre

taken 4 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Edinburgh University George Square Theatre
Edinburgh University George Square Theatre
The A-listed 1960s building from the southwest, on Buccleuch Place.
University of Edinburgh Main Library and Theatre

Two A-listed buildings, of a block of five in George Square [The Arts Faculty group, described as ‘one of the key monuments of Scottish Modernism and represents both the aspirations of the nation for its post-war Higher Education system and the ideals of some of Scotland’s premier architects.’].
The 8-storey late-Modernist style rectangular-plan library was built in 1965-7. It is a major work of Sir Basil Spence, Glover and Ferguson, and is one of the key Scottish buildings of the mid-1960s. It was the practice's largest building in Edinburgh at the time and received a RIBA award in 1968 and a Civic Trust Commendation in 1969. It is between the south side of George Square and Buccleuch Place, and just east of the main lecture theatre. LinkExternal link
The lecture theatre is a large roughly cubical block to the east of the library, designed by Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners and built in 1965-1970. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  South Side 
University (from Tags)
University of Edinburgh 
Primary Subject of Photo
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2588 7283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5666N 3:11.2952W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2587 7280
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Theatre  Lecture Theatre  George Square 

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