Equestrian architecture spotlight: Equine hospital in Scotland

Credit : Sheppard Robson

Tuesday 05 March - 16h10 | Ian Clayton

Equestrian architecture spotlight: Equine hospital in Scotland

Today, another look at equestrian architecture with the Equine Diagnostic, Surgical and Critical Care Unit at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. 

 - Equestrian architecture spotlight: Equine hospital in Scotland

Credit : Sheppard Robson

Constructed in 2017, the 1,100 m2 facility on the school’s Easter Bush veterinary campus incorporates a diagnostic unit and main surgical suite. And as architects Sheppard Robson explain, the unit “acts as a link between the agricultural Large Animal Campus and the more civic research facilities on the site.” 

But while the hospital’s function is of primary importance, the building’s designers were also inspired to create “a distinctive form, with the strong angular roofline creating a modern interpretation of a traditional barn.”

“The external palette of finishes is based on the use of traditional agricultural materials and includes profiled sheet metal cladding and timber panels,” they add. For more information, see here.

For a couple other examples of equestrian-related architecture profiled on this site, see here and here. Australian architect and eventer Luke Jones was part of the GP 50 list of influential people in 2018.

Photo below by Sheppard Robson. 

 - Equestrian architecture spotlight: Equine hospital in Scotland


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