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GIA back the Mack with live-build cardboard competition

July 16 2018

GIA back the Mack with live-build cardboard competition

The Glasgow Institute of Architects is throwing its weight behind a full rebuild of the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building with the launch of a live-build competition.

Scheduled to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh the brief will see the Billiard Room at ‘Mackintosh at the Willow’ on Sauchiehall Street play host to a cardboard installation built over the course of a single weekend from 14-16th September.

Open to the public a key requirement of the brief will be how the general public interact with and experience the cardboard structure.

The chosen design will be subject to a free competition open to all UK-based architects, designers, artists, sculptors and furniture-makers, as well as students under the age of 30, the competition aims to deliver an installation which enhances the architectural quality of the space.

The winning entrant will also receive a £1,000 prize for their trouble with smaller cash prizes of £250 and £100 offered as an incentive for second and third placed entrants.


Andrew Hepburn
#1 Posted by Andrew Hepburn on 17 Jul 2018 at 02:31 AM
And still the Board has escaped its responsibility for the two devastating fires that have destroyed the Mackintosh School of Art.
The Macky Board
#2 Posted by The Macky Board on 17 Jul 2018 at 09:21 AM
The goal for the year is to fill all Mackintosh projects with kindling. Look out for our Hill House internal sculpture competition - the theme this year is Phosphorus.

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