The Glasgow School of Art has unveiled plans for the restoration of its Mackintosh Building, which suffered severe fire damage last year.
Page/Park Architects will lead the project and has been appointed following a five-way pitch held earlier this month.
It beat Avanti Architects, John McAslan + Partners, LDN Architects LLP, and Purcell.
The practice has crated this scale model to answer the question: “What do we know about the library that will enable us to do a successful reconstruction?”
Page/Park has worked on several Glasgow School of Art projects before including the Mackintosh Conservation and Access project in 2007-2009, where it was project lead.
Prof Tom Inns, director of The Glasgow School of Art says that the practice has shown a “deep knowledge” of the building, it’s value to Glasgow and the work of Charles Mackintosh.
He says that Page/Park has good relationships with “key craft specialists and artists” in Scotland and beyond and has also presented proposals to expand the legacy of the restoration “by working with a new generation of creative talent.”
Page/Park Architects will now look to establish “an expert advisory panel” for the restoration according to Glasgow School of Art.
Work is expected to start on the building in Spring 2016 with academic access beginning in 2017-2018.