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Extended deadline: Ideas contest launched for Springburn Winter Gardens

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The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) has launched an ideas competition to regenerate the Category A-listed Springburn Winter Gardens

The contest seeks to raise awareness of plans to restore the decaying structure which is one of the last surviving civic landmarks in the area.

Springburn was North Glasgow’s industrial powerhouse but its architectural heritage has suffered since the demise of the steam powered locomotives industry in the mid Twentieth Century.

The Category B-listed Springburn Public Halls was demolished two years ago while the district’s library and museum have both been closed.

The competition seeks proposals for a venue ‘where people can gather and share collective memories’ inside the iconic winter gardens which has been unused for 30 years.

The building was built by local industrialist James Reid in 1900 but closed in 1985 when Glasgow District Council applied for its demolition due to rising maintenance costs.

A 3D model of each competition entry will be digitally printed by Glasgow-based company MAKlab.

The models will feature in a touring exhibition supported by GIA and Glasgow City Council starting at Mosesfield House in Springburn Park on 20 and 21 September.

The winners will be selected from a shortlist by a community vote and announced in November.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to midday on 28 August.







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