Set within 18 acres of landscaped grounds, Donaldson’s College presents a unique opportunity to create an iconic landmark resort destination in the City of Edinburgh. Working with CALA Homes, DMA have created a proposal for
conversion of the Grade A listed building into a luxury hotel, inclusive of leisure and residential uses. Central to DMA’s proposal is the inclusion of a new contemporary hotel core at the heart of the existing courtyard, enclosed by a glass roof.
The 52m² courtyard space is vast and the central element helps to bring scale and presence much as the British Library rotunda does in the British Museum, London.