The Heritage Lottery Fund has become the latest significant stakeholder to support the conversion of the now redundant, Category B listed, St Martin’s Church in Glasgow to become the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike and Activity Centre. The Heritage Lottery Fund gave its initial approval for the project by awarding Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and Ardenglen Housing Association Ltd a First Round pass* for a grant of £1.05m which includes a grant of £178,900 to develop their proposals further.
In the GIA Springburn Winter Gardens Competition 5 finalists have been selected from 25 entries. The public vote on the finalists commenced on 20th September. The winner of this Scottish architecture competition are due to be announced in November.
BDP has revealed yet another vision for its £104 m overhaul of Glasgow Queen Street Station, reports the AJ. The architecture practice tweaked its proposal for the city centre station following feedback from passengers and the public.
Key changes in the latest Glasgow Queen Street proposal include an upgraded façade and roof design, widened stairs at the George Square entrance, improved disabled access and additional cycle stands.
Transformation of Scotland’s National Stadium for next year’s Commonwealth Games.
Hampden Park is where the Games’ most innovative construction project is currently under way. As part of its temporary transformation, the stadium will be given a dramatic new look to gain the width and length required for an IAAF-approved athletics track.
The £116m Emirates Arena and The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow, is the only major new sports facility for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The building will have a lasting post-Games legacy, as a centre for sporting excellence, a community sports facility, and as a catalyst to major investment and regeneration in the area.
The building’s key characteristic is the ETFE facade which has an enjoyable suppleness about it. The softness of this pillowed, translucent surface contrasts well with the robust base. In between is a varying width of planting which will eventually form a hairy green apron to the building. For once the reality has turned out better tha the CGIs!
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It has a wealth of architectural interest from Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art building to Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s buildings. More recently buildings by Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Foster + Partners and local architects Page & Park, Elder & Cannon and gm+ad architects have brought interest to the city.