Dutch practice MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord have been appointed to lead a multidisciplinary team which will create regeneration frameworks for four areas in Glasgow city centre
The practices, appointed by Glasgow City Council, will be supported by Space Syntax and a number of other firms in an attempt to create a clear urban structure.
The work is focused on realising the economic, cultural and social potential of Broomielaw, Blythswood, St Enoch and the central district.
Winy Maas, director at MVRDV said: ‘We have to look ahead as well and create the plan for a city that can adapt and change in response to whatever the future throws at it, whilst at the same time capturing and developing the identity of the city and its people and further stimulating programmatic and economic development.’
Graham Ross, partner at Austin-Smith:Lord said: ‘The vitality of Glasgow city centre is of strategic national importance. There are opportunities to make small scale interventions to enhance the city for all. There are also areas that require significant transformation to address longstanding issues.’
Issues the plans will attempt to address include vacant buildings, under-utilised plots, changes in retail patterns, city centre living, public open space, safety and traffic.