Garscube Landscape Link Underpass Project: Built public space design

Chris Rankin (Designer), Kenny Fraser (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formDesign

Abstract

Garscube Landscape Link Underpass Project

Chris Rankin and Kenny Fraser
May 2009 - June 2010
Public Urban Realm
Glasgow

Awards
Scottish Design Awards 2010; Future Building Category - Winner.
Roses Design Awards 2010; Placemaking/ Landscaping - Gold Award Winner.
RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2011 – Special Mention.
Judges citation, "‘This highly unusual work of architecture enlivens a previously unpleasant public space and infuses it with joy."
RIAS 2013 Awards, Shortlisted.- Judges citation, “The underbelly of the M8 transformed into a fantastical landscape that makes you smile. This is an ingenious way of making difficult public realm safer and more accessible.”

Impact; Selected by RIBA as a case study for the RIBA Sustainability Hub website.
The sustainability hub is a publicly accessible web site which disseminates information on sustainability to professionals, educators and students. The case study section focuses on the design process not just the finished building.
www.architecture.com/SustainabilityHub/Casestudies/4GarscubeLandscapeLink.aspx

Publications;
'1000 tips for Landscape Architects, An inevitable reference for lovers of landscape architecture', Loft Publications, Barcelona, 2011. pp222-223. ISBN:978-84-9936-858-0

'Going Public, Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions', Gestalten, Berlin, 2012. p185. ISBN:978-3-89955-440-3

'Urban Spaces, Plazas Square and Streetscapes', Braun Publishing AG, Switzerland, 2013. p258-259.
ISBN978-3-03768-130-5

Journals
Paisea; revista de paisajismo (Spain), No. 16 'Scars', March 2011. pp042-043

Architektura & Biznes (Poland) 05/2011. pp70-71 plus front cover.
http://www.architekturaibiznes.com.pl/start.php?opt=sites&item_id=1553

Entry in 'Green Places', Issue No 68, October 2010 p.16


It has been widely published on Architecture websites and blogs including Landezine, www.landezine.com
http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2010/07/18/garscube-link-7n-architects-rankinfraser/
http://www.urbanrealm.co.uk/news/2480/Phoenix_Flowers_bed_down_at_Garscube_Link.html
http://www.contemporist.com/2010/07/16/phoenix-flowers-by-rankinfraser-and-7n-architects/
http://www.archdaily.com/69178/garscube-landscae-link-7n-architects-rankinfraser-landscape-architecture/
http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/Glasgow/Garscube%20Link
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1661922/how-to-revitalize-a-highway-underpass-hint-turn-it-into-munchkinland

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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