Project: Glasgow Science Centre Architect: Gareth Hoskins Architects & BDP Architects Location: Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland Secondary Structure: Millennium Tower Architect: Richard Horden Associates Third Structure: Imax Cinema Glasgow Architect: BDP Architects
Gareth Hoskins Architects were commissioned in 2007 to update The Glasgow Science Centre and extend the other existing facilities. The science center has an intensely dramatic design that is illuminated by a mixture of heavy metal and glass. From one side it looks completely rounded but in fact it has incredibly vivid angles that mimic a shark’s fin. GHA’s not only extended the existing facilities with this large ‘glass media wall’ but also modernized the iconic original structure of the science center itself. The secondary structure featured is Millennium Tower. It was actually built in the 1990’s, which seems incredible because even today it looks futuristic. BDP Architects designed the original three structures in 2001, which are said to have taken over the project from Richard Horden Associates(who designed Millennium Tower.) Without getting involved in the controversy surrounding the three structures, they are intoxicating pieces of architecture. The Glasgow Science Center in particular is the perfect representation of science and the future.
photos courtesy of © Gareth Hoskins Architects
photos courtesy of © Adrian Welch and BDP Architects