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Maryhill ‘Star Map’ puts Burgh Halls in the frame

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February 18 2013

Maryhill ‘Star Map’ puts Burgh Halls in the frame
A programme of public realm enhancements in Maryhill designed to complement recently completed work to the areas leisure centre and burgh hall.

The work creates a new public space on Gairbraid Avenue in front of these buildings through the restoration and reintroduction of gardens, railings and underground Victorian toilets.

Public art in the form of a ‘Star Map’, created by WAVEparticle, forms the heart of this redesigned space and features a constellation of famous names associated with the former burgh. Set within a recycled glass aggregate surface it also contains a compass which evokes elements of historic stained glass windows within the halls.

Chris Rankin of landscape architects Rankin Fraser said, “The client’s aspiration was for Gairbraid Avenue to become a high quality public realm which reflects its importance at the heart of a collection of public facilities in Maryhill.  Hopefully through a combination of historic repair and contemporary intervention we have met this aspiration and contributed to the ongoing regeneration of the area.”
Existing railings have been spruced up and pavements widened
Existing railings have been spruced up and pavements widened
Local residents were asked to contribute names of the 'great and the good' from Maryhill for the Star Map
Local residents were asked to contribute names of the 'great and the good' from Maryhill for the Star Map

Period garden areas in front of the Halls have been reinstated
Period garden areas in front of the Halls have been reinstated

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