Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament, a marvel of the modern day. Designed by Enric Miralles, This site is in Edinburgh’s medieval old town squeezed between a royal palaces.

The Catalan architect started sketching flowers and plants as the base layout of the Scottish parliament. Architecturally there were no concessions either to traditional or modern principle rational designs.

Problems were faced due to the death of the Catalan architect but got resolved.

The Building unusual layout and quality o finish became apparent in the pubic foyer, Concrete had been polished to a point where it was as soft as marble. The windows are pretty unusual as each window is handmade and each one has its own design.

Facts

  • Each of the 112 nodes in the debating hall are separately designed for their own purpose.
  • The building is clad in 6,000 sq. m of Kennay granite from Aberdeenshire, in Scotland.
  • Each office has an area by the window known as “a contemplate space”.