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Award for station architects

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri May 09, 2003 2:07 pm

Judges were impressed by the historical detail
Architects behind the refurbishment of Glasgow's Central Station have won the first European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage.

Scottish firm Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects spent three years refurbishing the A-listed 19th century station.

Among their many tasks was to oversee the replacement of 30,000 glass panels in the station's roof and restoring many of it's ornate Victorian details.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3012493.stm
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Postby alan d » Fri May 09, 2003 3:13 pm

Hey Paul, did'nt realise you cared. We also do big bastard modernism, just in case anyone gets the wrong idea.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat May 10, 2003 10:29 am

lol

even the humour site seems to like it
http://www.p45rant.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=40098
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Postby alan d » Fri May 16, 2003 11:04 am

http://www.unison.ie/sligo_champion/stories.php3?ca=34&si=972978&issue_id=9191

Not laughing though in Sligo, Paul............just yet
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat May 17, 2003 10:01 pm

Saw your little write up in todays The Scotsman magazine
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Postby alan d » Mon May 19, 2003 9:31 am

Of course, how was Auld Reekie then?

My son's school mates think I'm a night club bouncer and Gordon and I are known as Ronnie and Reggie, which as you no doubt gathered from my mug shot is out of feckin order

Gotta start wearing more Issay Miyake methinks
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon May 19, 2003 9:42 am

lol..... I like that...

auld reekie was very enjoyable.. plenty of excellent food and drink taken... and plenty of good photographs (i hope)....

will allow me to radically extend and imprive the information on Edinburgh here....
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Postby alan d » Mon May 19, 2003 2:10 pm

Next time your over here Paul, do yourself a favour and come see me in Glasgow where you will be better able to photograph some contemporary stuff.

As you know Adrian Welch runs a great and informative website on Edinburgh. Also this has just been forwarded to me from Chicago

http://www.archidose.org/past.html

As it features the Radisson. I like it's style very much, what do you think?
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon May 19, 2003 8:15 pm

I will Alan. My next stop will probably be somewhere Italian and warm. But after than I think Glasgow will be getting a visit from me and my camera bag :D

Interesting building - quite radical for a hotel in these islands. Is it an extension to an existing hotel or a newbuild?. How does it sit with its neighbours? Where is it sited? Any daytime exterior shots?
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Postby alan d » Tue May 20, 2003 9:05 am

http://www.murraydunloparchitects.com/case_radisson.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,906390,00.html

The hard landscaping to the front of the building is only now complete so we have only just taken day time shots. They are not yet on the website though, just yet.

Jonathan Glancey who I think goes under the name dpc on your site, did a very positive piece for the Guardian, which includes a day shot and it is attached.

It is a new build which has proved quite controversial and which people either seem to love or hate " an excercise in projectile vomit" one wag wrote to us. in response to Adrian calling us punk architects. (me in my Issay Miyake as well ) That's where the Punk reference in the Scotsman comes from.

Any way the copper wall picks up the line of the existing street and the main body of the hotel sits behind. Squeeezed between is the reception spaces. We also did the design of the public areas.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed May 21, 2003 10:34 am

Another view of the Raddison
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