Garscube Landscape Link Underpass Project: Built public space design

Chris Rankin (Designer), Kenny Fraser (Designer)

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Garscube Landscape Link Underpass Project

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

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.

'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.

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

Architektura & Biznes (Poland) 05/2011. pp70-71 plus front cover.

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

It has been widely published on Architecture websites and blogs including Landezine,

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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