Eight-strong shortlist contest FutureTown competition
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November 19 2019
An eight-strong shortlist has been confirmed for the FutureTown Design Competition, an annual ideas project designed to provoke radical thinking on regeneration.
Organised by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, supported by Threesixty Architecture, this year’s entries span a variety social good initiatives across different urban areas from retrofitted green space in Dennistoun, Glasgow, to the transformation of Edinburgh’s Castle Terrace into a public space and marketing Crail as ‘The Jewel of the East Neuk’.
Up for contention in the public vote is Living Alloa, a scheme to repurpose a vacant town centre site for intergenerational living, as well as moves to improve the public realm around Crail High Street via an innovative community partnership.
Bigger cities aren’t left out either with the top deck of Edinburgh’s newly listed Castle Terrace car park earmarked as a possible public space by Horner + Maclennan landscape architects while the inner city district of Dennistoun in Glasgow is reappraised as a garden district by John Duffy of the University of Strathclyde.
Inverness doubles its chances for a win with two separate entries; both by Catoe/Brown architecture and landscape studio. The first of these envisages a new network of walkways along the River Ness while the other, in conjunction with UHI Inverness College, looks at transforming the High Street into a public green space.
Also competing for the win is a scheme to put Kirkintilloch on the map with the world’s biggest phone booth and an initiative to help Milngavie capitalise on the West Highland Way with an extension of Page\Park’s recent public realm work.
A deadline for a public vote to decide the winner has been set for 09:00 on 25th November.
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