Jakob Young

GIA Student Award, Third Year Design Prize 2021

'Merchant Theatre': Undergraduate Thesis

Enveloping disused railway arches, ‘Merchant Theatre’ aims to re-invent the centripetal/fugal forces of culture within Glasgow. The vision looks beyond the stage and towards aspects of theatre production, set manufacturing, rehearsals and re-activating the railway to create a culture network for travelling shows. The site is located within Glasgow’s hidden city of back lanes. With a current political agenda to design safer streets, the architecture activates, integrates, and transforms Glasgow’s negatively ‘Perceived Space’ into a safer, user friendly ‘lived space’.