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Hidden Gardens Tramway

Hidden Gardens Community HQ, Strathclyde: NVA design by Oliver Chapman Architects, Scotland

post updated 3 December 2023

The Hidden Gardens Community HQ is located at the Tramway in south Glasgow – Architecture Competition winner news:

Hidden Gardens Tramway Glasgow
NVA office building image from Oliver Chapman Architects

Design: Oliver Chapman Architects

Hidden Gardens Community HQ, Tramway Arts Centre

Hidden Gardens Tramway Glasgow

Hidden Gardens Tramway Glasgow trees
Tramway Theatre photo by wfmillar, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Other competitors in this Strathclyde design competition were:

Design Nord
Mckeown Alexander
Studio KAP
Anderson Bell Christie
Davis Duncan

Tramway Arts Centre
Community HQ image from Oliver Chapman Architects, Edinburgh

This HQ is located at the Tramway Arts Centre in south Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK.

Edinburgh based, Oliver Chapman Architects have recently won a competition to design a community headquarters and garden office within the ‘Hidden Gardens’ landscape project beside the Tramway Arts Centre in Glasgow.

Their first architecture competition win outside Edinburgh, this new building for the innovative arts organisation NVA, will include a single cell ETFE ‘bubble’ roof. It will integrate with the Hidden Gardens, a landscape project also coordinated by NVA, designed by City Design Cooperative collaborating with various Scottish artists.

Tramway Arts Centre
Community HQ building image from Oliver Chapman Architects

The architect, Oliver Chapman said that ‘it is to be an introverted building that will make small interior and exterior enclosures within the existing semi-demolished brick structures on the site. We hope that this will help create a sense of security and intimacy for the various communities that may use the building’.

If lottery funding is secured the project could be under-way early next year.

Oliver Chapman Architects are a young practice that have recently finished a dramatic house extension for international lighting designer Jonathan Speirs and also won an Edinburgh Architectural Association award this year for their ‘Bed Box’ project.

Hidden Gardens Community HQ building images / information Nov 2002 from Oliver Chapman Architects, Edinburgh

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For more architectural information about this HQ building pelase contact the architecture practice responsible: Oliver Chapman Architects in Edinburgh – email: admin(at)

Adjacent to this headquarters building is the Tramway Theatre by Zoo Architects (who in late 2004 combined with McGurn Architects to from ZM Architecture)

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Hidden Gardens Community HQ computer images are by Pink Zeppelin

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