Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Outer Space’
Our Glasgow Studio have recently been appointed to the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) ‘Outer Space’ project alongside Austin Smith Lord. This project will see the outdoor space transformed at the centre, as part of the ‘Connect’ project. The project aims to enliven GSC’s quaysides with;
- Enhanced, inclusive active travel facilities and connections to neighbouring communities and city region
- interactive, accessible and topical external exhibits (eg. climate change, environment; healthy, active living; biodiversity) showcasing science for all
- welcoming public spaces characterised by positive microclimate, activated day and night with events, lighting and green infrastructure promoting good mental and physical health
As part of the project, last week, alongside collaborators Austin Smith Lord and Sustrans, members of the team attended a STEM event at the Centre. Around 1000 primary school students were given the chance to take part in a ‘design challenge’ activity to get their thoughts on how they would like to see the public space outside the centre redesigned. They were asked to think about travel elements such as cycle lanes, access for buses and cars and how pedestrians could be prioritised, as well as green infrastructure they might like such as trees, flowerbeds. It was an inspiring morning with some ingenious, creative ideas put forward that will provide fantastic food for thought as to how the space can be transformed to be inspiring, pioneering and accessible for all.