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VIDEO: Zaha Hadid visits Glasgow Transport Museum

June 9 2011

VIDEO: Zaha Hadid visits Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow’s latest cultural attraction welcomed a rare guest this afternoon when internationally renowned architect popped in alongside the design team to enthuse over her first cultural project in the UK.

Introduced by Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson as “maam” Hadid went on to describe how the “fluid space” was designed around an intersection of flowing water and traffic.

The battleship grey hulk plays host to twice as many exhibits as its Kelvin hall predecessor and is intended to become a trailblazer for the stalled development of Glasgow Harbour.

A number of innovative design solutions are incorporated to the consciously industrial space, including a column free, structurally expressive, pleated roof and acoustic panels perforated to muffle sounds by increasing the surface area 10 fold.


#1 Posted by RAB on 9 Jun 2011 at 17:18 PM
You'd think for such a 'prestigious' visit they'd hire someone who knew how to shoot a video!
The Bairn
#2 Posted by The Bairn on 9 Jun 2011 at 23:02 PM
and maybe lessons in public speaking are required all round!! the Scottish Parliament building the 'collaborators' grasp of the English language and all its variants would have been a real 'hoot' to behold at site meetings etc...Nothing wrong with the finished article though
#3 Posted by N on 9 Jun 2011 at 23:15 PM
"a fantastic collaboration I understand from my team". Lets give credit where credit is due, she obviously had nowt to do with the delivery of the project......
#4 Posted by Boab on 25 Jun 2011 at 19:33 PM
Had my first visit today, the Kelvin hall was better
Sorry glasgow we just pissed £100m on something that isnt as good as the thing it replaced.....great

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