Posts tagged ‘site-place-context’

January 7, 2016

Artists need to stick their necks out: Exclusive interview with The #GlasgowEffect’s Ellie Harrison


January 10, 2013

Garscube Landscape Link – The Phoenix Flowers


The brief was to transform an urban pedestrian underpass from an unsafe and unpleasant space to a bright, spacious and safe connection to north Glasgow. The original underpass was designed as part of the construction of the M8 Motorway which cuts through the centre of Glasgow effectively severing the north of the city from the city centre. This severing has seen reduced investment in the north of the city with low rise, lost cost light industrial uses appearing in the voids left after the extensive demolition carried to construct the motorway. more


Call it the Garscube Link, the Phoenix Flowers or the Metal Petals; the improvements to this route are attracting many names! Funding from the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Enterprise enabled this £3.5M project aimed at improving links between the canal and the City Centre. The metal petals were inspired by the former Phoenix Park that was lost to the area when the M8 was built.

This important new public realm development is about re-connecting North Glasgow back to the city centre for pedestrians and cyclists. more

January 10, 2013

The Saracen Foundry in Possilpark


A view of the Saracen Foundry in Possilpark, home of Walter Macfarlane & Co, ironfounders, c 1890. The foundry’s own railway branch line is in the background.

Founded in Glasgow in 1849 by Walter Macfarlane (1817-1885), the firm was originally based in Saracen Lane, Gallowgate. They relocated briefly to Washington Street, 1862, and then moved to a purpose built foundry on Sir Archibald Alison’s former Possil Estate in 1872, creating the suburb of Possilpark to house the firm’s vast workforce. more

January 10, 2013

Cowcaddens, 1950s (Burrell Collection Photo Library)


Photograph taken from city centre looking north to Cowcaddens, c 1950s.

Cambridge Street is in the foreground, and its junction with Hill Street is bottom left. Phoenix Park is visible through the smog in the middle distance, with Buchanan’s Confectionery Works and its distinctive chimney stalk (demolished in 1967) to the right. more

January 10, 2013

Queens Cross Housing Association


Queens Cross Housing Association (QCHA) is a community-based housing association. They provide nearly 4,500 homes that stretch north from Glasgow city centre, following the historic Forth and Clyde Canal. They are part of the community and run lots of projects, events and activities that bring people of all ages and backgrounds together. more