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ZM Architecture scoops Queen's Park Arena

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The contest to design a new multi-purpose performance space in Glasgow’s Queen’s Park has been won by ZM Architecture

The practice saw off Nicholas Roberts of Manifest Architecture; London-based Nicholas Ecob; Martin Jarvie and Judy Cheung and BFLS (formerly Hamiltons) to land the competition which was run by The Glasgow Institute of Architects.

Based on the ‘listening devices for enemy aircraft’, the £350,000 proposal for the former 1930s bandstand and ampitheatre features six counterbalanced, bronze panels which can swing up to form a roof.

A spokesman for the practice said: ‘Our submission is designed to deter graffiti, flyposting, climbing, and fire [while creating] a robust, functional and elegant poetic marker in the landscape.’

The scheme is being delivered by the community groups and the local council.

Previous story (AJ 24.05.2010)

Revealed: Queen’s Park Arena shortlist announced

The Glasgow Institute of Architects has revealed its five-strong shortlist for the Queen’s Park Arena design competition

Architects shortlisted to create the multi-purpose performance space for the former bandstand site at Queen’s Park are: Nicholas Roberts of Manifest Architecture; London-based Nicholas Ecob;  Martin Jarvie and Judy Cheung; ZM Architecture, and BFLS (formerly Hamiltons).

Their entries were on display with a public questionnaire at the Glasshouse over the weekend (22 to 23 May) as part of Glasgow’s Southside Festival.

Also featuring in the exhibition were submissions of: Lucid Architecture; GCA Architecture and Design; Dress for the Weather; Martin Baillie and Colin Davies, and Superfusionlab.

The winner will be announced on 1 June.

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