Archinect - News 2017-09-26T07:12:52-04:00 Winner of the Instrmnt K-series watch giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-21T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T17:21:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway our readers had the chance to win a brand new K-series watch by Glasgow based design studio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt</a>. Unlike their previous watches this series has an&nbsp;Italian made NBR compound rubber strap and new colour palette made up of fixed dilutions of 100% black. In case you missed our interview with one of the founders, Ross Baynham read it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> now.</p> <p>The lucky winner is&nbsp;<strong>Dylan Davies&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> Glasgow School of Art unveils prototype of Mackintosh Library bay based on the original 1910 design Justine Testado 2017-09-08T18:09:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T18:09:56-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Today, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a>&nbsp;unveiled a full-size prototype of a section of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackintosh Library</a> bay that is based on the original 1910 design, marking another step forward for the building's restoration after the devastating <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 fire</a>. Following two years of meticulous research and six months in the making, the prototype was presented in the workshops of specialist carpenters Laurence McIntosh and has been used for multiple design tests.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Mackintosh Library in 2014 (pre-fire). Photo &copy; McAteer Photo.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;For those of you who remember the library as it was in 2014 the biggest change you will notice is the color. This is how we believe is how the library would have looked in 1910,&rdquo; said&nbsp;Professor Tom Inns, Director of The Glasgow School of Art, in a statement. Columns and shelves that survived the fire revealed that much of the library was constructed with American Tulip wood, he added.&nbsp;The Tulipwood for the Library is currently being sourced in the U.S. and will then be manufacture...</p> New K- Series Instrmnt Watch Giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-08T05:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T12:32:12-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A crisp rectangular box arrives. Grey, with nothing but a neatly embossed white logo in the&nbsp;bottom right&nbsp;corner;&nbsp;sleek and considered.&nbsp;You open it. All the elements of your&nbsp;new watch are&nbsp;carefully&nbsp;aligned, systemised, and&nbsp;ready for assemblage. "There is a certain connection forged with an item when you make it yourself" says Ross Baynham,&nbsp;who co-founded the&nbsp;Glasgow-based&nbsp;multi-disciplinary design studio with Peter Sunderland in 2014. He&nbsp;is very right:&nbsp;it's all in the delivery.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Since launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt 01</a>&nbsp;in 2014, the duo has&nbsp;made&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2-speed City Bike</a>&nbsp;in collaboration with Freddie Grubb&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day Bed</a>&nbsp;designed with Edinburgh-based craftsman and&nbsp;furniture maker Nam Gaston,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;second series watch and&nbsp;several limited edition&nbsp;partnership products. Early last year,&nbsp;they opened their first shop&nbsp;right&nbsp;where they began:&nbsp;in Glasgow, a city receiving notable attention&nbsp;in recent years for its thriving design and arts community. This month, they launch the eagerly anticipated new K...</p> From the Historic Massachusetts Cotton Mill, yellow pine timber gets a second life at the Mackintosh Building in Glasgow Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-04T16:37:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T16:37:05-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In May 2014, as students prepared their final-year degree show, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Mackintosh Building that houses The Glasgow School of Art was engulfed by flames and severely damaged</a>. The building, built between 1897-1909, is one of the Scottish city's most famous structures. It is considered the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's ultimate masterwork and in 2009, was awarded <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a>'s "Sterling of Sterlings prize" when chosen, through a nationwide poll, as the best British-designed building of the past 175 years. About 90% of the historic building was spared by the fire but <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the library</a>, one of the finest examples of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">art nouveau</a> design, as well as the Japanese-inspired Studio 58 were almost entirely destroyed.</p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><figcaption>The Mackintosh Library (pre-fire). &copy; McAteer Photograph</figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Studio 58 (after the fire) &copy; McAteer Photograph</figcaption></figure><figure><p>Soon after, a careful restoration plan began <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">headed by the Glasgow-based firm, Page\Park architects</a>. Work on the building has been in constant progress since the summer of 2014, beginning w...</p></figure> St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal Nam Henderson 2017-02-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T14:21:27-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>St Peter's made a dramatic architectural statement when it was built, but its first incarnation as a seminary was short-lived. It is hoped this 21st Century rebirth by NVA, bringing the structure back into productive use, will prove more enduring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gorgeous photos of the past and current state of the Brutalist St Peter's Seminary, designed by&nbsp;Gillespie, Kidd &amp; Coia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Credit: Glasgow School of Art</em></p><p>For more about the history of the project/site check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the</a>&nbsp;book by Diane M Watters.</p> Society of Architectural Historians to Host 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow SAH1365 2017-01-11T13:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T14:02:47-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside North America in more than 40 years and it comes during our national Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology&mdash;so it&rsquo;s altogether fitting that it has chosen Glasgow for its first-ever visit to Scotland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <strong>Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)</strong> will hold its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7&ndash;11, 2017, marking the first time SAH has met outside North America since 1973.&nbsp; An estimated 600 historians, architects, preservationists, and museum professionals from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment at the <strong>University of Strathclyde&rsquo;s Technology &amp; Innovation Centre</strong>. The conference program will feature paper sessions, keynote talks, roundtables, social receptions, and public events including architecture tours in and around Glasgow and a seminar on heritage and sustainability.</p><p><strong>Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau</strong>, said: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside Nort...</p> Collective Architecture opening new Edinburgh office Ellen Hancock 2016-06-09T07:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:59-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Collective Architecture is branching out east with the official opening of a new Edinburgh office, necessitated by a growing portfolio of work across the UK stretching from the east coast to the north of England and London. Director Jude Barber said &lsquo;We are delighted that Collective Architecture continues to evolve and grow with our new studio in Edinburgh.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect's correspondent Robert Urquhart met with Collective Architecture earlier this year in Glasgow. Uniquly run as an employee-owned trust which so far no one has ever left; the&nbsp;firm already has an impressive body of work and has now been selected as one of three architects for the City of Edinburgh Council Framework. Read Robert's full interview <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p> Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-22T12:55:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:03-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Two years ago, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a disastrous fire</a> broke out in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building, the jewel of the Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s campus. Now, after sifting through the damage, outlining a careful restoration plan and finding the funds, the Glasgow School of Art has announced that the building will not only be back in operation for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, but will also be part of a campus expansion plan that includes upgrading the Mac&rsquo;s east wing, and adding a former Stow College building for studio/workshop space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Just as it was before the fire, when it reopens The Mac will be at the center of the campus circulation, and serve as the home-base for first year students. The new Stow College site will be refurbished by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BDP</a> beginning this summer, with plans for the School of Fine Arts to move in the fall of 2017.</p><p>Page\Park, the architects appointed to restore the Mac and expand its east wing, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">started work in March 2015</a>.&nbsp;Total costs are rounding out to &pound;51m (about two-thirds for the r...</p> Shortlist for Mackintosh Building restoration contractors announced (plus, cool renderings of the fire damage!) Julia Ingalls 2016-03-17T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T01:16:27-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Restoring the fire-damaged <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackintosh Building</a> at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> isn't just about sourcing the appropriate physical materials, but introducing a spirit of rejuvenation to the younger set, too.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;We&nbsp;want to make sure that the restoration of The Mackintosh Building can deliver increased<br>levels of traditional skills training in Glasgow and the surrounding area,&rdquo; Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Mackintosh Restoration said in a press release.&nbsp;&ldquo;We will expect our Main Contractor to commit to an extensive programme&nbsp;of recruiting and training new apprentices which will both support the local&nbsp;economy in Glasgow and ensure that the skills required to restore historic&nbsp;buildings such as the Mack do not die out.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The winner of the shortlist of contractors, which includes&nbsp;Balfour&nbsp;Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd, BAM Construction Ltd, John Graham Construction&nbsp;Ltd, Kier Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd., will be tasked with restoring one of architecture's most treasured spaces. T...</p> Celebrated Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins dies at 48 from heart attack Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-12T02:32:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T22:07:58-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Everyone at Hoskins Architects has lost an exceptional architect, a visionary and a gifted leader, but above all a very good friend. Gareth leaves a huge gap, he was such a special person. We appreciate the very many messages of condolence that have already been received."</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a statement issued by Spreng &amp; Co PR, Gareth Hoskins of Hoskins Architects died in hospital on Saturday, January 9 after suffering a heart attack. A private funeral and memorial service for family will take place at a later date.&nbsp;</p><p>A few of Hoskins achievements and accolades, as delineated by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>:</p><p><em>He set up Hoskins Architects in Glasgow in 1998 and won UK Architect of the Year in 2006 and Scottish Architect of the Year in 2009.</em></p><p><em>High profile work included the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery and World Museum in Vienna. [...]</em></p><p><em>Mr Hoskins was an advisor to the Royal Institute of British Architects and a design panel member of the Scottish government's body, Architecture and Design Scotland.</em></p><p><em>Between 2006 and 2010, he was the Scottish government's National Healthcare Design Champion.</em></p> A helping hand: Glasgow School of Art receives detailed Mackintosh Building sketches from Ph.D. alumnus, as restoration plan progresses Justine Testado 2015-09-08T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T19:51:00-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Prospects look promising right now for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> as their plan to restore the historic Mackintosh Building from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a devastating fire</a> last May pieces itself together. After months of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debate</a> about whether to restore or replace the Mackintosh, locally based Page\Park Architects won the competition to work with the school in restoring the structure <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p>Most recently, the GSA received a gift of 22 architectural drawings of the Mackintosh Building, meticulously drawn and donated by Professor George Cairns from the QUT Business School in Brisbane. They're considered to be the most comprehensive drawings of the building in existence.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>George Cairns' drawing of the East Wing Staircase.</em></p><p>Perhaps this was a stroke of luck for the school. Cairns first created the drawings while working toward his Ph.D. at GSA's Mackintosh School of Architecture during the early 1990s. The A1-size drawings, which are mostly drawn at a 1:100 scale, depict the Mackintosh as it was completed i...</p> Red Road towers, built to combat Glasgow's slums in the 1960s, now slated for demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-19T13:13:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T13:46:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>They were once the tallest residential structures in Europe and a beacon of hope for residents of Glasgow&rsquo;s slums. Now ... the remaining structures of the Red Road flats will, at last, be demolished. [...] Built in the 1960s on Glasgow&rsquo;s north-eastern edge, the flats were intended to house almost 5,000 people as part of an effort to ease overcrowding and combat slum conditions. But in the decades that followed, they were plagued by a range of problems, social and structural.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from Glasgow:</p><ul><li><a title="Page\Park Architects to lead Glasgow School of Art restoration" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Page\Park Architects to lead Glasgow School of Art restoration</a></li><li><a title="Faulty tower: Glasgow's &pound;10m white elephant" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faulty tower: Glasgow's &pound;10m white elephant</a></li><li><a title="Mackintosh&rsquo;s best friend ...or worst foe?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackintosh&rsquo;s best friend ...or worst foe?</a></li></ul> Page\Park Architects to lead Glasgow School of Art restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T14:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:30:12-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Glasgow-based Page\Park Architects have been appointed from a shortlist of five companies who bid for the role. They will now start work on a detailed plan for restoration. Work is expected to begin in spring 2016 with hopes for academic access from 2017/2018. The art school is continuing efforts to raise &pound;20m to pay for the restoration of the Mackintosh and its contents. [...] They were lead designers for the Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project from 2007-2009.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If all goes to plan, the library that was damaged by a fire in May of last year will reopen for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Glasgow School of Art has provided additional information regarding Page\Park's restoration and working relationship with the School in a press release, presented here in a slightly condensed form:</p><p>"The Glasgow-based architects have an extensive track record in both restoring and reinvigorating major historic buildings.&nbsp; They have also worked across the spectrum of Mackintosh's designs from the domestic at the Hillhouse, through commercial at the former Glasgow Herald offices - now the Lighthouse, to his finest cultural and academic work at the School of Art itself &nbsp;- as lead designers for the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project (2007-9)<br><br><em>&ldquo;The team assembled by Page \ Park Architects impressed us not only with their deep knowledge of the building, but of the wider work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh,&rdquo;&nbsp;</em>says Professor Tom In...</p> Mackintosh Library: restore or create anew? Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T16:07:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T23:40:04-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After almost a year of impassioned debate, the Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s Director has announced that its Library will be restored to its original state. [...] In response to Professor Inns' statement, Professor of Architecture Alan Dunlop asserts below that Mackintosh himself sought new forms in architecture and that there are architects capable of designing a new Library to live within his original masterpiece.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire</a></p> Mackintosh exhibition emphasizes need for careful selection of architect for Glasgow School of Art restoration Alexander Walter 2015-02-16T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T13:59:39-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As Charles Rennie Mackintosh&rsquo;s drawings go on display at the RIBA, the search is on for the architect who might best restore the glory of his fire-damaged masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art. [...] But the list seems to have been compiled too much on the basis of who has been there and done what when it comes to restoring historic buildings, rather than a real desire to find architects with the right sensitivity for the job.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five firms shortlisted for Mackintosh Library renovation after devastating fire</a></p> Glasgow School of Art to hold conference about restoration of Mackintosh library Alexander Walter 2014-09-03T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T13:37:11-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Architectural experts are to meet in Venice to discuss the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Mackintosh library, which was destroyed in a fire in May. The art school will host two meetings to explore key questions around the rebuilding of the unique library, one in the Italian city in October and the second in Glasgow next spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p> Salvage starts at fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art Alexander Walter 2014-05-29T18:01:00-04:00 >2015-02-10T13:16:43-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The GSA said that retrieving the archives and collections from inside the building was its &ldquo;first priority&rdquo;. [...] Firefighters were able to save around 70 per cent of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building&rsquo;s contents during the blaze. But the famed Mackintosh library, which contained hundreds of rare periodicals and collections, was destroyed, along with countless works of art and the roof of the west wing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art on fire....</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p></li></ul> UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire Archinect 2014-05-23T13:23:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T14:04:52-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Today's tragic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developing story</a> is the massive fire engulfing the historic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> building, the <a href=";client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.</p> <p>News updates and tweets (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#gsafire</a>) are pouring in left and right, and we'll try to collect the latest developments in this post.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tweets about "#gsafire"</a></p>!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^<a href="a%20href=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="http:/.test" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http:/.test</a>(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");<p><strong>The Glasgow School of Art Media Centre <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tweets</a> a link to this Statement from Muriel Gray, Chair of Board of Governors on fire at the Mack:</strong></p> <p><em>"Today is a really black one for the GSA, but I cannot thank the fire brigade enough for the speed with which they came and their commitment to contain and extinguish the fire.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Fortunately there have been no fatalities or injuries.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>I am so proud of the sta...</em></p> Living up to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh classic Archinect 2014-04-09T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:25:53-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Designed by US architect Steven Holl, the new &pound;30m building - which is part of a &pound;50m project - replaces a 1970s concrete tower block. It will bring the departments of design together under one roof, along with a new lecture theatre, workshops, canteen and staff offices. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a 28-year-old junior draughtsman at a Glasgow architecture firm when he drew up the designs for the building that many consider his masterpiece.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Faulty tower: Glasgow's £10m white elephant Archinect 2013-06-03T11:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T20:24:28-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>When it was built, it held the Guinness World Record for the "tallest fully-rotating tower" - although to be fair, there was not much competition for that particular accolade. The 127m-tall (416 ft) steel and glass tower, the highest building in Scotland, was the only structure in the world able to rotate fully through 360 degrees from base to top. Neil Baxter, secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland says the idea was unique: "Nobody had ever tried to do that."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>The problem, however, is that it doesn't work.</strong></p> <p> <em>The tower has now been closed since August 2010 and the science centre recently announced it had settled a lengthy court action with the contractors.</em></p> <p> <em>Science centre bosses said they had received "substantial" compensation but there seems to be very little prospect of the tower ever turning again.</em></p> <p> <em>Architect Peter Wilson, of Edinburgh Napier University, is one of the critics of the project.</em></p> <p> <em>"The fundamental thing about this is that when it was initially designed, it was never meant to be built," he says.</em></p> <p> <em>"It was intended for an 'ideas' competition."</em></p> Zaha Hadid-Designed Riverside Museum Wins European Museum of the Year Award 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-05-23T18:57:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:42-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum: Scotland&rsquo;s Museum of Transport and Travel keeps raking in recognitions [...]: the new Glasgow museum attraction just won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2013, presented by the European Museum Forum. The announcement was made at a special awards ceremony at EMF's annual assembly hosted by the Gallo Romeins Museum in Tongeren in Belgium, EMYA Winner in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum Wins European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-05-07T14:01:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T14:43:09-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland has been named the most innovative museum in the fields of technology, labor and social history by the European Museum Academy. Riverside competed against museums in 12 other European countries to win the 17th annual Micheletti Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p> With the UK entering a double-dip recession, let's just hope the Riverside Museum enjoys a better fate than Hadid's Maxxi Museum in Rome&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(previously on Archinect)</a>.</p> Paul Stallan Studio to restore iconic brutalist masterpiece pstallan 2011-10-13T12:07:38-04:00 >2011-10-14T11:42:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Paul Stallan Studio have been commissioned by the Diocese of Motherwell to prepare refurbishment and restoration proposals for Grade &lsquo;A&rsquo; listed Gillespie Kidd &amp; Coia R.C. Church St. Bride&rsquo;s, in East Kilbride. This Scottish interpretation of the brutalist style of 1960&rsquo;s architecture is one of the finest buildings to be produced by one of the most influential Scottish practice of the era.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mackintosh’s best friend ...or worst foe? Paul Petrunia 2011-03-28T23:07:40-04:00 >2011-04-05T13:18:58-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Holl&rsquo;s relationship with Mackintosh is about to get more intense. Last week, Glasgow City Council granted planning permission for the &pound;50 million GSA building Holl designed to be built across Renfrew Street from the Mackintosh Building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>