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GIA launch Springburn Winter Gardens design competition

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July 14 2014

GIA launch Springburn Winter Gardens design competition
The Glasgow Institute of Architects has launched an architectural design competition for Springburn Winter Gardens, inviting ideas to transform the ruined Victorian glasshouse into a public space.

Part of an ‘incremental’ approach to full renovation of the A-listed landmark the competition is intended to engage with the local community and raise the profile of the restoration campaign.

In a statement the GIA said: “In 2009 it was estimated that full refurbishment of the structure is feasible and would likely cost around £4.67million. The fundamental issue is to determine a financially viable venture. A number of options have been suggested during the 30 years the structure has lain dormant but none have gained any traction.”

Run in partnership with MAKlab the competition will see all entries received by 21 August 3D printed to form the basis of a touring exhibition from 20 September.   

A £35 entrance fee for practices/individuals and £25 charge for students is applicable. £1,000 will be awarded to the 1st placed scheme with runners-up prizes of £500 for 2nd place and £250 for 3rd place - all of which will be announced in November.

The Springburn Winter Gardens Trust will seek funding to realise the winning design, as such no budget has been set.
GCC have trimmed back overgrowth to arrest deterioration of the structure
GCC have trimmed back overgrowth to arrest deterioration of the structure

3 Comments

lee ivett
#1 Posted by lee ivett on 15 Jul 2014 at 10:37 AM
how about a winter garden? would be great in a structure like that in a park like that in the north of Glasgow
Matt Benians
#2 Posted by Matt Benians on 16 Jul 2014 at 11:47 AM
Nothing on GIA website under competitions. Any idea when the brief will be available?
Springburn Winter Gardens Trust
#3 Posted by Springburn Winter Gardens Trust on 16 Jul 2014 at 12:17 PM
Hi,

The design competition will be launched by the GIA and Springburn Winter Gardens Trust at Mosesfield House in Springburn Park on Sunday 20 July from 7pm. From that period onwards the competition will be live on the GIA website.

Thanks,

Paul

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