August sees the climax of our architectural competition to redesign Kilcreggan village centre. After a series of meetings throughout the summer, the judging panel have winnowed the fifty-six entries down to a final five. On Saturday 20th August, the top competitors will be making their final presentations at Cove Burgh Hall, where the winner will be announced and the prizes presented. The Hall will be open (free) to the public from 8pm till 10pm to enable all members of the community to view and applaud the winning proposals.
The competition was jointly organised by the Glasgow Institute of Architects and the Community Development Trust, and we are grateful to the GIA for all their professional assistance. The judging panel was made up mainly by GIA officials, with the Trust being represented by our two Vice-Conveners Arlene Cullum and Grant Watkinson, alongside Kilcreggan’s Turner Award nominated sculptor Christine Borland.
We received entries from architectural firms from all over Britain, and even one from New York, and the large number of entry fees has ensured that we will easily cover the competition’s costs. The winning firm will take away a cheque for £1,000, and, more importantly, the prestige of winning the GIA competition. The city of Charles RennieMackintosh, and Alexander “Greek” Thomson still has considerable standing in the architectural world, and we hope the good folk of the peninsula will join us on 20th August to applaud their twenty-first century successors.