Riverside Campus at City of Glasgow College has won a multitude of architectural awards for its outstanding design. Home to the world-leading Maritime College, the new building features a grand atrium where 1234sqm of Junckers 22mm Oak Harmony finished in Ultramatt lacquer was specified for the expansive staircase and walkway. Part of the floor was glued down, part fixed to 45mm BluBat battens. The BluBat family is a batten based system that offers thickness flexibility and is easy and fast to install.
Designed in a joint venture between Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects, the building is BREEAM ‘Excellent’ with many innovative on-site energy generation measures. Junckers solid hardwood flooring is made from renewable, sustainable forests and the entire manufacturing process is powered by Junckers’ own on-site power plant, which uses the residual wood of the forested timber.
The Oak Harmony floor adds natural warmth to the large, open space and provides a hardwearing surface for a busy college environment.