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November 21 2014
The Glasgow Institute of Architects has named James Hand and Nik Klahre as winners of a design competition for a new gathering space and history resource at Springburn Winter Garden. We look forward to developing this design as the basis of our plans for this part of the site.”
Hand and Klahre added: “We look forward to helping the Springburn Winter Garden Trust work toward the future revival of the Winter Gardens and hope it will once again become a cherished and animated part of the community.”
An exhibition of competition designs will be held at Glasgow’s Lighthouse from 29 January to 11 March 2015 which will include second and third placed entries from City of play Design and Ruggero Lancia. Shortlisted from 25 entrants the winning scheme won out after securing 324 public votes during a rolling exhibition of plans and models designed to drum up interest and support for securing a sustainable future for the A-listed structure. It takes the form of a row of four interconnected sheds designed to evoke memories of the plant houses which once stood on the site.