The Burrell Collection

Glasgow, UK. 2021

The practice is architect and landscape designer for the restoration and modernisation of the Grade A listed Burrell Collection, Glasgow, which contains some 9,000 internationally significant medieval, Islamic, Chinese, Egyptian and French Impressionist works of art. The landmark 1983 building and its immediate setting was designed by the Cambridge-educated architect and academic Barry Gasson, and is a seminal British example of architecture with both Modernist and historicist qualities. John McAslan + Partners’ scheme repairs the building’s decayed envelope, markedly improves building services and energy efficiency, and allows a significantly larger selection of the Collection to be exhibited. The transformation includes significant volumetric and layout interventions, internally, to create new learning spaces, open access storage, special exhibition areas, an updated café and retail facilities. And, when completed, external landscaped terraces will link the museum to the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

John McAslan + Partners. Burrell Collection. Hub.
John McAslan + Partners. Burrell Collection. Main Gallery Space.
John McAslan + Partners. Burrell Collection. Model.