Dixon Jones have submitted plans for a landmark installation for Edinburgh Park designed by one of the UK’s most respected artists David Mach RA. The unique multi-purpose building named “Mach 1”, made from over 30 shipping containers, will be David Mach’s first building and will act as the marketing suite for the 43 acre Edinburgh Park development masterplanned by Dixon Jones. The building will also serve as an arts, events and conference venue and includes a large double height gallery space to exhibit a full site model, detailed building models, illustrations and information boards as well as audio-visual displays.
Parabola chairman Peter Millican said: “Mach 1 will be an eye-catching and engaging piece of art, as well as a functional building from which we can communicate our vision. It will be a meeting place in which to engage with prospective tenants, residents, interested neighbours and visitors from further afield. It will also be a place that can welcome more diverse arts and cultural events on occasion, offering a striking venue to be used by the wider Edinburgh Community.”