waparchitects

springburn winter gardens, glasgow

waparchitects Springburn Winter Gardens greenhouse view
waparchitects Springburn Winter Gardens garden plan
waparchitects Springburn Winter Gardens external view
waparchitects Springburn Winter Gardens 3d printed model

GIA/Springburn Winter Gardens Trust international competition - shortlisted

The proposal envisages an open Summer Garden as a counterpoint to the enclosed Winter Gardens. This garden is conceived as a square grid orientated to the geometry of the Winter Gardens with a superimposed 12-degree axis aligned to the Glasgow city centre grid and temporary timber pergolas approximately delineating the demolished wing galleries.

Within the garden is a pavilion acting as a condenser of histories, both passive and active, listening and listened to, addressing the Winter Gardens, the park and the city beyond, absorbing, gathering and re-releasing the aural energy of inhabitants past and present. This pavilion is permanently open, permeable and receptive to visitors and is formed of two elements; the shelter and the totem. The shelter provides protection from the elements for visitors, collects rainwater for re-use in the garden and collects sunlight via photovoltaic cells to power the totem which comprises a 'collecting' side and a 'transmitting' side.