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Two articles on Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

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It’s great to see Glasgow’s Riverside Museum garnering attention from media all over the world.

Here’s an article on the project in Italian design magazine Abitare. And here’s another article, from a very different perspective, in the Journal of Victorian Culture Online.


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May 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

Picture of the Week – prize-giving for photographer Jim Dunn

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Last week, Glasgow Museums photographer Jim Dunn attended his own prize-giving ceremony at the Riverside Museum site, after his win in the Chartered Institute of Building’s Art of Buildings prize. Jim’s award-winning photograph Elements captures the dramatic skyline of the Riverside Museum.

This week’s Picture of the Week shows Jim (second from left) being presented with a commemorative framed print from the CIB, accompanied by Riverside Project Director, Lawrence Fitzgerald (right).

Hearty congratulations to you Jim!

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November 1, 2010 at 11:36 am

Picture of the Week – A Window on Riverside

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This week’s Picture of the Week is an abstract shot taken of the north side of the Riverside Museum on a recent clear night. It shows the light from the interior of the museum escaping from a ventilated window.

The Riverside Museum building is clad in a reflective material which interacts with the changing light around it. When finished, the building will take on an ever-changing appearance dependent on the weather, the seasons and the time of day. This shot shows it reflecting the red hues of the evening city lights.

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October 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

A stunning photograph of Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

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Here’s a striking image of the south facade of Glasgow’s Riverside Museum by Glasgow Museums photographer Jim Dunn.  Let’s hope the complex flowing/zig-zag structure impresses next year’s Stirling Prize judges as much as Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum impressed them this year!

Riverside architect Zaha Hadid wins Stirling Prize

Award for Riverside Photographer Jim Dunn

Written by Colin Campbell

October 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Riverside architect Zaha Hadid wins Stirling Prize

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Congratulations to Zaha Hadid Architects, the designers of Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, who won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize on Saturday.

Zaha Hadid Architects won the architecture prize for the MAXXI National Museum for 21st Century Arts in Rome. This was the third time that ZHA had been nominated for the Stirling Prize, which is run by the Royal Institute of British Architecture.

This year’s other nominated buildings included the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Batemen’s Row and Clapham Manor Primary School in London, Christ’s College School in Guildford and Neues Museum in Berlin.

It’s a great win for Zaha Hadid – who has also won the Pritzker Prize and a string of other awards – and a great boost for the Riverside Museum prior to its opening next year.

The north facade of Glasgow's Riverside Museum, designed by Stirling Prize-winner Zaha Hadid Architects.

Written by Colin Campbell

October 4, 2010 at 11:47 am

Riverside’s new address

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We’ve just had it confirmed: Riverside Museum now has its own postcode. The full address is:

Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place
G3 8RS

Unfortunately, postcode searches won’t bring up the site just yet – it’s too new! But you can see the site in the image below, thanks to Google Maps. Bear in mind, however, that this image of the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum is dated and the museum building has all but been completed. Work on the surrounding landscape is also well under way.

Please note: until the project team moves to the new building all enquiries should continue to come to either the Museum of Transport at Kelvin Hall or the Riverside Museum Appeal.

Written by Colin Campbell

September 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Tall Ship Glenlee prepares for Greenock move

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This Wednesday will see a very special occasion – the Tall Ship Glenlee’s first time out of the River Clyde in more than a decade.

Two tugs will tow the sailing vessel from her current location at Yorkhill Quay to Garvel Clyde dry dock in Greenock. They’ll set off about noon, pass the Riverside Museum about 1pm and are expected to reach Greenock about 5pm.

The Tall Ship Glenlee at Yorkhill Quay. Image courtesy of Clyde Maritime Trust.

Glenlee is the only remaining Clyde-built sailing vessel afloat in the UK. From next year, she’ll be berthed alongside the Riverside Museum, while the Clyde Maritime Trust, owners of the historic sailing vessel, will have their offices inside the Zaha Hadid-designed building.

Glenlee’s move to dry dock is part of a £1.5 million refurbishment in preparation for her move to Pointhouse. While in dry dock, her hull will be cleaned, blasted and ultrasonically tested, and her rear deckhouse will be resized to be more in-keeping with the original design.

Rain or shine, it’s bound to be a spectacular occasion. Watch this space for photos of the move …

Written by Colin Campbell

August 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm