This year the studio proposed a Further Education College for Dalmarnock, Glasgow. This is the third year the unit has worked with this community, and the first year in the aftermath of the Commonwealth Games held last year.

Again students began by imagining a future for Dalmarnock, and then designing their civic building proposition to be a part of that future scenario.

The work raises questions of how we plan civic futures for our cities; the worth of masterplans; control of an area by the resident community / local developer / council / national and international forces.

The final Unit Publication is available for download as a PDF here (35MB)


in conjunction with the New Glasgow Society
8th- 28th June 2014

1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL 
opening hours 11am-5pm: please check midweek days in advance with   (Link to venue here)

Students also worked with Baltic Street Adventure Play and Assemble during June, creating and improving adventure playspaces for local children. This initiative was in conjunction with ‘Designing Live’ a QAA Student Transitions project at Heriot-Watt University.

ESALA Tectonics is an Architectural Design Studio at Edinburgh College of Art, for graduating MA and BA (RIBA Part1) students.