Element of the Master plan - Kate Melhuish
Part A looks at the creation of a more celebrated entrance on the north edge of Glasgow Green along with the re-implementation of the train station.
Part B Looks at the Redesigning of the Housing Development to give it greater connection with the green.
Part C looks at reinventing the Peoples Palace and reinstating it original purpose as a place to store the people memories.
Part D Looks at re-connecting the Gorbals with Glasgow green
Finally, Part E aim to immerse the user in a story or memory in this case that is the story of the washer woman.
Concept Development - the programme / the influence / the form - Fiona Wylie
The programme influences the form, splitting the building into 3 wings containing its 3 uses, tapering through use, to learn or to apply knowledge. The linear placement of programme reflects the journey of production: learning how to, seeing it done, and then doing it yourself. In each wing, there is a round central gathering point to break up the orthogonal qualities of the production spaces in the building, and promote community interaction.
Looking at the exterior form, the perimeter of the building is parallel to the boundaries of the historical 5m tall perimeter wall of the site, whilst the interior is splayed to maximise south light for greenhouse production. When the concept meets the context, inspiration was taken from the typical solid Tradeston block with u-shaped voids, mixed with the tower typologies of the historical Tradeston tower in its context, the classic agriculture silo, the tree, the typical greenhouse, and tradeston's peaked roofs, to come to a final form.