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‘Kelpies’ design competition launched

November 9 2011

‘Kelpies’ design competition launched
Falkirk Council have commissioned the RIAS to manage an architectural competition for the design of internal spaces and a visitor centre at the site of the Kelpies, Falkirk.

Split into two stages the first will see architects invited to produce a 400 word statement setting out their case for being shortlisted.

This will be followed up with the presentation of two A1 boards and interview with the judging panel.

The competition is being judged by the sculptor Andy Scott; RIAS president David Dunbar;Steve Dunlop, Director, Scotland, British Waterways and Robert McMaster, Head of Roads and Design, Falkirk Council.

Competition documents are available upon notification of interest to Charlene Byrne at An entry deadline for expressions of interest has been set at December 5.

Image produced by Graeme Gilmour.


#1 Posted by Brian on 9 Nov 2011 at 21:46 PM
This is an absolute disgrace! Falkirk Council yet again managing to squander money away on fripperies and gee-gaws when the community of Denny have been fighting for more than 10 years to have their Carbuncle winning derelict blocks knocked down in the town centre. Can anyone tell me how much they are paying RIAS to manage the competition on this £12m project? Denny town centre was going to cost £15m and would have kept the residents of Denny happy for the next 50 or so years, but no! What do we get? Falkirk Council p......... on the good people of Denny. 2 Horses heads? Or a town centre for the proletariat?
How high would you like the heads?
If I'd only kept in with the Corleone family, they may have given heads to all those self-serving administration councillors in a bankrupt (morally, obviously) Council.
And do you know what makes it laughable? Falkirk Councils' motto is - Ane for A' !
Gweedo Fox
#2 Posted by Gweedo Fox on 10 Nov 2011 at 01:41 AM
I tend not to respond- ad hominem-to others' comments..... But come on..... Brian, let's face it , the RIAS need to show a bit of face now and again.Managing competitions is one of their specialties I believe.....
Carlo M
#3 Posted by Carlo M on 12 Nov 2011 at 09:50 AM
absolutely, no one can f*ck up a competition like the RIAS.
#4 Posted by Brian on 12 Nov 2011 at 13:17 PM
absolutely Carlo, no one can f*ck up a town like Falkirk Council.
The Bairn
#5 Posted by The Bairn on 14 Nov 2011 at 17:04 PM
hey dont you guys mean no one can design a f@ck up like Falkirk Council? who nominated the judging panel? Stevie Wonder? who thinks the Head of Roads and Design and the man from British Waterways know about good architectural design. Not me.

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