The Alexander Thomson Society are inviting designers from around the world to develop ideas for the adaptive re-use of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Egyptian Halls in Glasgow.
The objective of the completion is to invite innovative, imaginative and purposeful design solutions for the reuse of the A-listed Egyptian Halls, a warehouse building completed in 1872 on Union Street, Glasgow by the celebrated, nineteenth-century architect Alexander Thomson (1817-1875).
Union Street is one of the Glasgow’s busiest commercial thoroughfares, a major route extending from Renfield Street south over Jamaica bridge and the River Clyde, channelling vehicles, pedestrians and numerous bus routes to the southern districts of city.
Opposite the building is Central Station, the daily point of arrival and departure point for thousands of commuters as well as being the nationally and internationally linked rail terminus, the gateway to and from the south. To the east Buchanan Street daily attracts throngs of people, shoppers and street entertainments.
There is an urgent imperative to the competition and serious ideas are needed to raise the profile of the building’s predicament. The Society invites entrants to generate concepts for alternative uses for the Egyptian Halls and as such wants to provide little limits to entrants creativity.