Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow Building + Architect, Photo, Date, Historic Gallery Architecture in West End

Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow

Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

post updated 26 January 2022

Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland, UK

Phone: +44 141 276 9500

Building renewal design: BDP

Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow, Scotland

Built: 1901

Refurbished: 2006

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Argyle Street historic property photographs © David Barbour / BDP

Kelvingrove Art Gallery : further details about this famous Glasgow building

Normal opening hours at this West End venue are 10am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Friday and Sunday

Admission to this famous Glaswegian institution is free.

Award: RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture, 2006

Project Managers + Cost Consultants: Capita Symonds
Engineers: Halcrow Group
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Hulley and Kirkwood
Contractor: HBG

Glasgow City Council – Renovation of the Building

The rest of the near 200,000 pieces from this city Art Gallery were taken to The Open Museum.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum – New Building information received 25 Feb 2003

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Greenpeace Forest Crime Unit halted work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on 6 Sep 2004 for apparently using merbau in its refurbishment, demanding that it be replaced with timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as being from legal and sustainable sources. Greenpeace researchers had uncovered contractors using merbau timber from Southeast Asian rainforests, home to several endangered species including the orangutan. Glasgow Council officials ordered contractors to stop work replacing hardwood floors during the Lottery funded refurbishment of Kelvingrove art gallery and museum, after nearly 100 Greenpeace activists invaded the site to expose the use of endangered rainforest timber.

Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Listed Building Re-use Shortlist: Building Design Partnership – Kelvingrove New Century Project

Gulbenkian Prize : 2007 shortlisted

Glasgow Architecture

Major Strathclyde Building Designs – ley architectural selection:

Glasgow Transport Museum Building design by Zaha Hadid Architects
Museum of Transport Glasgow
photograph : Alan McAteer

Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow

Glasgow School of Art Building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh architect
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

Burrell Museum – Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2023
Burrell Museum Glasgow building interior
Burrell Collection building photo © Janie Airey Art Fund 2023
Burrell Museum

Kelvingrove Bridge by John McAslan & Partners, Architects, London, UK.

Radisson Hotel, Argyle Street
Radisson Hotel
Argyle Street accommodation property photo : Andrew Lee
Radisson Hotel Glasgow

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