Architecture Walking Tours

Citizens Theatre Redevelopment, Gorbals Renovation

Grant of £4.8 m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for transformational renovation and expansion of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre by Bennetts Associates, architects: refurbishing the historic auditorium whilst sweeping away later piecemeal additions to allow a wraparound new build structure.
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Dumfries & Galloway Hospital Building

The new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Hospital opens. The 344-bed new build facility was built using the off-site construction method DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly).
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Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead, Paisley

As part of the design, all internal glass was designed and fitted as ‘clerestory’ panels; this enables natural light to enhance the interior at high level whilst avoiding any glare or confusing reflective surfaces at eye level, a vital consideration for those with visual impairments.
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The New Tenement – Residences in the Inner City Since 1970

New publication by Florian Urban, Professor and Head of Architectural History and Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the GSA. Book examines the dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since 1970.
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Glasgow Urban Lab (GUL) at GSA

Glasgow Urban Lab designated United Nations Charter Centre of Excellence: the GSA will now collaborate internationally on activities to promote UN policies for sustainable Housing and Urban Development in the 21st century.
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Hazelwood School, Glasgow

Listed in “Inspiring Innovations in Education” 100 Global Inspiring Innovations of 2017 by HundrED. Three articles recognise this Glasgow school as among world's best: American Institute of Architects 8 world best school designs ; noted by The Smithsonian Institute re best classroom design for the 21st Century ; listed by RIBA as one of the top five school buildings in the world.
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Atlantic Quay 3, Glasgow Office Development

Moorfield and Resonance Capital announce that Atlantic Quay 3 is now fully let to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, on completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the building.
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Mackintosh Building Artwork

A new artwork by the leading artist Louise Hopkins has been unveiled on the central wall in front of the Mackintosh Building. A 2.5m high and 12.2m long digital print on metal, Dance Number, was specially commissioned by the GSA and is the artist’s largest work to date.
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Adult services for the visually impaired

2016 marked the official opening of a brand new Allermuir service in Edinburgh, by blind charity Royal Blind. The ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Neil Findlay MSP, Chair of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, introduced the new residence for visually impaired adults with complex needs.
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Marks and Spencer Port Glasgow Store

The 40,000 sqft store – which spans two storeys – was managed by LK2’s M&S account manager and team lead, Mark Howarth, and project architect, Tom Atkinson, who both previously worked with the retailer on some of its major flagship stores overseeing extensions, interior refits and modernisation works.
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