Glasgow public space initiative

A 2.8m project initiated by Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design has been launched to create millennium spaces for five local communities.

Each derelict site will be transformed by an architect in conjunction with an artist.

Architect Chris Platt is creating a small-scale Millennium Hut as part of the Gateway to Govanhill public space refurbishment, with artist Claire Barclay; architect Gross Max is redeveloping the Whiteinch Cross area, which features a light tower by Adam Barker Mill as a focal beacon; Page and Park Architects is working with artists Kenny Hunter and Judy Spark on a site at Graham Square; Zoo Architects and artist David Shrigley are renovating a disused bowling green; and an area in Saracen Cross is being developed by Alan Murray Architects and Pierre D’Avoine Architects with artist Janet Hodgson.

Four of the five sites will be completed next May, with the fifth ready by October.

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