Project: Edinburgh
Client: Private
Location: Edinburgh
Build Cost: Not realised

Following a fire in December 2002 in the heart of Old Town, Edinburgh’s much loved, original ‘Gilded Balloon’ Fringe festival venue was demolished. This complex site connects three different levels; North Bridge above, the Cowgate below and Chambers street through a narrow ‘Pend’ toward the rear of the site at mid level. The following sketch scheme is a proposal to relocate Edinburgh’s Institute of Cartography which reconnects all levels through a series of internal and external ‘Pend’s, Wynd’s and Closes’.