This project was won in an invited competition in December 2010. The brief was to create a quality public realm with integrated artwork to complement the recent and ongoing refurbishment of Maryhill Leisure Centre and the Burgh Hall. The brief emphasized that the way in which the street will work as a piece of communal realm is more important than high quality finishes.
Our proposal combines restoration and refurbishment of the public realm with contemporary interventions. A careful understanding of the original street layout led us to propose the restoration of the Burgh Hall gardens. The redundant and dilapidated Victorian toilet block will be refurbished and transformed through an innovative public art project. The streetscape will be reorganized with the removal of parking from infront of the Listed buildings and the creation of a more accessible pedestrian realm infront of the Burgh Hall.