George Square

Our proposal takes the form of an urban salon – Glasgow’s greatest public room and a place for enlightenment and entertainment, conversation and education. The incorporation of these themes has led to a space which is fully inclusive and welcoming of all: a place for both group gatherings and individual reflection; a place to meet and a place to pause. We have created a spectacular space which is responsive to the needs of George Square in the 21st century.

 

The cultural values of a city are often evidenced by what the city puts on display in the public spaces of the city. This is how a city is remembered and understood both locally and from visitors. Perhaps the most important new element we propose is the re-composition of the existing statues, as a cultural story of the city in a new space, which could also become home to new works as the city develops.

 

CLIENT

LOCATION

STATUS

PERIOD

CONSULTANTS

AWARDS

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow

Competition Completed

2012

JM Architects, Rankin Fraser

Shorlisted, Invited Competition