The project, a one-stop-shop called Craighton Road, will be the headquarters of Glasgow's South West Community Health & Care Partnership (SWCHCP).
At under 12m tall, the two-storey building's south, west and east elevations are sunk low in the ground, 'encapsulating' them in the landscape.
The selection of Cor-ten as a cladding material on the 5,700m2 building was, said SWCHCP, to reflect 'the area's dynamic shipbuilding heritage'.
As well as being the new SWCHCP headquarters, the building will also house a range of community care services and will be the base of a range of community and voluntary organisations.
The scheme will go on site early next year and be complete in December 2009.