Five designs shortlisted for Springburn Winter Gardens competition

The Glasgow Institute of Architects has unveiled a shortlist of five finalists in an architectural design competition to revamp the derelict Springburn Winter Gardens.

The competition titled, “An intervention at Springburn Winter Gardens; to provide a place where people can gather and share collective memories”, secured 25 entrants and was held in partnership with Springburn Winter Gardens Trust.

The brief was focused on engaging and interacting with the local community. It builds on work carried out to date by the Springburn Winter Gardens Trust through development of a social media campaign that has generated enough momentum to kick start this process.

Shortlisted entries:

  • David Tinto
  • James Hand, Nik Klahre

  • Ruggero Lancia & Leonardo Pugin
  • The City of play
  • waparchitects

  • The initial move is to give physical form and focus to the social interactions, memories and oral history surrounding the Winter Gardens. This also raises awareness of the wider issues surrounding the loss of key community assets and cohesion in Springburn.

    This competition was a call for ideas for an interactive intervention to facilitate the telling of Oral Histories gathered via community engagement exercises carried out by the Trust. It was also a call for a landscape design for the surrounding land.

    The winners will be announced in November and an honorarium will be provided for 1st place £1000, 2nd place £500 and 3rd place £250.

    The shortlist is now open for the public vote, which commenced over the weekend and will continue this week. The models are available to view at NG Homes.

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