City of Glasgow College

Glasgow, Scotland

City of Glasgow College

Glasgow, Scotland

Designed in collaboration with Frank Gehry and his team for the largest further education campus environment in Europe, split over two sites; one in Glasgow's city centre and the other on the River Clyde. The college supported by the Scottish Government invited experienced international and UK based architectural practices to express an interest in designing their new urban learning place.

The brief called for an ambitious ‘new learning model’ and to “create an industry-aligned learning quarter for Glasgow... providing a cost-efficient, sustainable and technologically rich resource. And more than that... an outward-facing campus providing world class learning facilities and opportunities - with style - in Glasgow, for Scotland, in a global market.” Our approach to the project was to promote an education architecture that was bold, broke the mould, was flexible, creative, challenging, and complex. An architecture that could addresses our rapidly changing world present fantastic new challenges as well as new possibilities for broader participation.

Summary

Proposal for transformational Education Campus 

Location

Glasgow, Scotland

Size

67,000m²

Client

Scottish Government, City of Glasgow College 

Status

Completed Scheme Design 2011

 

Designed in collaboration with Frank Gehry and his team for the largest further education campus environment in Europe, split over two sites; one in Glasgow's city centre and the other on the River Clyde.

The college supported by the Scottish Government invited experienced international and UK based architectural practices to express an interest in designing their new urban learning place.




The brief called for an ambitious ‘new learning model’ and to “create an industry-aligned learning quarter for Glasgow... providing a cost-efficient, sustainable and technologically rich resource. And more than that... an outward-facing campus providing world class learning facilities and opportunities - with style - in Glasgow, for Scotland, in a global market.”

Our approach to the project was to promote an education architecture that was bold, broke the mould, was flexible, creative, challenging, and complex. An architecture that could addresses our rapidly changing world present fantastic new challenges as well as new possibilities for broader participation.