Edinburgh Garden District Masterplan – Michael Laird Architects
This is the masterplan for Edinburgh Garden District by Michael Laird Architects. The proposal is situated to the west of the city. The brief called for the creation of a sustainable community, incorporating housing, recreational facilities as well as jobs and a transport infrastructure. The development is centred around the Calyx, Scotland’s International Garden Showcase venue.
Michael Laird Architects were commissioned from an early stage to appraise the site and context, develop masterplan concepts and form a series of outline proposals. A full consultant team consisting of landscape architects, engineers, marketing consultants and artists contributed to the masterplan proposals with Michael Laird Architects acting as lead consultant tasked with pulling together a cohesive masterplan design.
Our approach to the design development of the masterplan incorporates a series of design workshop meetings with clients and consultants. Concepts, based on a rigorous site and brief analysis were tested and either adopted or rejected based on a coherent and inclusive team form.