George square designs go on display

09 Jan 2013

Images of the six shortlisted designs for a revamped George Square have gone on display at The Lighthouse.

The city council received 35 submissions from architects around the world keen to redesign the historic space.

A shortlist of six was drawn up and now, for the first time, everyone can see for themselves the experts' ideas for the new-look George Square.

Some designs opt to keep the historic statues, moving them to the side of the Square and most have dramatic water features.

The images are now on display in the Lighthouse, in Mitchell Lane, and the winner will be announced on January 18.

The judging panel will be made up of David Mackay, a partner of Barcelona based MBA Architects; Professor Andy McMillan, former head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School Of Art; David Harding, former head of environmental art at Glasgow School Of Art; Geoff Ellis, director of DF Concerts; and council leader Gordon Matheson.

Mr Matheson said: "The calibre of the six designs is very high and I am sure whichever design team is chosen, Glaswegians will have a George Square to be proud of again.

Source: Evening Times - Six shortlisted designs



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