Design Awards 2014
Studio Pavilion at Bellahouston Park
ZM Architecture ltd
Winner: Design Award
The studio pavilion represents a major milestone in the redevelopment of the former Glasgow City Council depot at Bellahouston Park. It marks the latest stage in House for an Art Lover’s long term vision for Art Park Glasgow. Delivering purpose designed artist studio accommodation, the pavilion adds to the campus of arts and heritage facilities already in use through the adaptation of vacated buildings, structures and external spaces.
The site is defined by its park land setting and specifically the walled enclosures. The walled garden is now the most rarefied of environments, providing a stunning visual surrounding through the yearly cycle of horticultural display. The studio pavilion is conceived as a series of insertions behind the southern boundary to the walled garden, it is the first in a proposed framework of buildings that explore the connection between internal and external space and the relationship between garden and pavilion. To have had the opportunity to design a contemporary building within such a special context, and within one of Glasgow’s public parks, has been without doubt a real privilege.