John McAslan, Kelvingrove Design, Architects, Contest, Project

Kelvin Bridge, Glasgow

Bridge Competition, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Kelvin Bridge Glasgow

Architecture Competition won by John McAslan + Partners, Architects, London

Kelvin Link Bridge
Bridge to link Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The Kelvin Link Bridge has yet to be built, four years after it was proposed.
John McAslan, the Scottish born architect, designed the bridge for Glasgow University.

Following selection in an open international competition in 1999, John McAslan + Partners was commissioned the following year by the University of Glasgow to develop the design of a new pedestrian route across the River Kelvin in Glasgow.
Inspired by the innovative architecture and engineering for which Glasgow is internationally acclaimed, the new Kelvin bridge was to celebrate its context with the design of a delicate structure, floating high above the river and coming to rest on axis with the entrances of Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Art Galleries – Glasgow’s great cultural and educational institutions. Below, both riverbanks were also to be united by a stepped footbridge in the form of an arc, gently connecting to the bridge above.

Contact John McAslan + Partners: mailbox@mcaslan.co.uk

Duffy & Batt Architects’ Kelvin Bridge Competition entry:

Kelvin Bridge Competition
picture from architects

“Kelvin Bridge which got nowhere – an experiential synergy between roller coaster and dog-track“.

Glasgow Bridge

RIAS Annual Lecture
3 Nov
John McAslan of John McAslan & Partners (JMP)
SECC, Glasgow John McAslan is involved (2004) in Greenock Sugar Sheds, a world-famous heritage site. John McAslan & Partners have also worked on projects in Milan, Japan and London. Currently John McAslan is working on the King’s Cross St Pancras Terminus for the Eurostar.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Key John McAslan Projects
King’s Cross Station Development, London
De La Warr Pavilion refurbishment, Bexhill-on-Sea
Ailsa Craig Lighthouse project
78 Derngate – Rennie Mackintosh house




Architecture in Strathclyde

Glasgow Tours

Glasgow Walking Tours

Glasgow Houses

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
photo © Adrian Welch

Trongate 103
Trongate 103
photo : Keith Hunter




Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Commonwealth Games Stadium
Commonwealth Games Arena
photo © Adrian Welch

Buildings / photos for the Kelvin Bridge Architecture page welcome

Kelvin Bridge Glasgow – page

John McAslan + Partners – Website: www.mcaslan.co.uk

Website: Glasgow

Website: Glasgow