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Mac fire: Steven Holl building to undergo repairs

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Repair work will be needed on Steven Holl’s 2014 addition to the Glasgow School of Art after the fire that ripped through the school’s iconic Mackintosh building this summer

Damaged façade panels are to be removed from the Reid Building after its rain shield was affected by intense heat from the 15 June blaze.

Glasgow School of Art director Tom Inns last month committed to rebuilding the Mackintosh building, which was hit badly by its second fire in four years.

A spokesperson for the school this morning said work would also take place to repair Holl’s extension. 

’There has been some heat damage to the rain shield on the Reid Building,’ said the spokesperson. ’The damaged panels will be removed concurrently with the stabilisation work on the Mackintosh Building.

’The rain shield isn’t needed for the day-to-day operation of the Reid Building and the interior of the building has not been damaged by the fire, so we aim to bring the building back into operation as soon as possible after Glasgow City Council lifts the security cordon round the site of the fire.

’The work on fitting the replacement panels will be scheduled to fit with the academic needs of the Reid Building.’

The £50 million Reid Building won the Glasgow Institute of Architects’ Supreme Award for 2014.


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