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Architectural Feature: the Glasgow Science Centre + Millennium Tower + Imax Cinema Glasgow

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.

The Glasgow Science Center by Gareth Hoskins Architects, 1

The Glasgow Science Center by Gareth Hoskins Architects, 2

The Glasgow Science Center by Gareth Hoskins Architects, 3

photos courtesy of  © Gareth Hoskins Architects

Millennium Tower, Glasgow, Photograph by Adrian Welch

Glasgow Science Center, Photograph by Adrian Welch

Glasgow, Photo by BDP Architects

photos courtesy of © Adrian Welch and BDP Architects

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3 comments on “Architectural Feature: the Glasgow Science Centre + Millennium Tower + Imax Cinema Glasgow

  1. drawandshoot
    November 30, 2011

    Such beautiful photography and a stunning design!

  2. frizztext
    December 1, 2011

    great architecture!

  3. basquehost
    December 1, 2011

    I love Glasgow!

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