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Centre for Contemporary Arts : CCA Glasgow
Sauchiehall Street Building: Glasgow Venue, Strathclyde, Scotland
Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow
CCA – Arts Venue in Strathclyde
Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts Architects : Page & Park
New images added 18 Jun 2009:
Location: 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Contact: +44 (0)141 3327521 fax +44 (0)141 332 3226 [email protected]
The Centre for Contemporary Arts is on the north side of Sauchiehall Street close to the Glasgow School of Art
The refurbishment of the CCA removed years of crude additions to reveal the original four ‘core’ buildings.
These are then connected by a series of independent exposed steel bridges which provide a promenade around the Centre for Contemporary Arts. This £6m Glasgow Arts Centre includes a cafe at ground level. The way the stairs and walkways cut through the existing fabric is visceral and a similar approach can be seen at Zoo Architects Tramway Theatre where new metal interfaces with old stone.
CCA Glasgow was formed within a Grade A listed Alexander Thomson building – the Grecian Chambers – following a three-year £10.5m lottery-funded refurbishment by Page & Park Architects. The complex has five performance spaces including a 75 seater cinema. It was established in 1992 at 350 Sauchiehall Street and the current building (re)opened in 2001.
The Centre for Contemporary Arts presents contemporary visual art, performance, film, dance, music, spoken word and club nights. There are five performance / exhibition spaces, an education space and space for cultural tenants.
The CCA is the Scottish equivalent of London’s ICA, Bristol’s Arnolfini Gallery or Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. It is both a leading contemporary gallery and a place to see art-house films.
CCA Bar at Scott Street has an artist-designed interior by Jorge Pardo and a south-facing terrace. At time of writing the Bar has DJ’s every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Glasgow CCA History : Grecian Chambers
Architecture in Strathclyde
Historic Glasgow: best Glasgow buildings of the past
Tempus is the name of the double-height café, an unsual glass-roofed courtyard for Glasgow. Off this space is the bookshop for CCA Glasgow.
Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts context : Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch
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Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow – Website: www.cca-glasgow.com