SWG Design Competition

In August 2014 the Glasgow Institute of Architects in partnership with Springburn Winter Gardens Trust  launched an architectural competition for ideas to redevelop Springburn Winter Gardens which have lain derelict for over 30 years.


All entrants to the competition were asked to provide a computer generated model which was 3d digitally printed by the competition delivery partner MAKLAB. From a total of twenty five entries a shortlist of five was selected by a specifically selected panel of judges.


The models then formed the basis of an exhibition that toured throughout the Sprinburn area. The general public were invited to cast their vote for their favourite finalist of which The City of Play finished runner up. There were a total of 324 votes cast at venues that included Mosesfeild House in Sprinburn Park.


The competition generated a huge amount of interest with articles being published on STV, BD Online and Architects Journal.