The Burrell Collection

Glasgow, UK. 2022

The practice was 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 repaired the building’s decayed envelope, markedly improving building services and energy efficiency, and allowing a significantly larger selection of the Collection to be exhibited. The transformation included significant volumetric and layout interventions internally to create new learning spaces, open access storage, special exhibition areas, an updated café and retail facilities. New external landscaped terraces now seamlessly link the museum to the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

We are delighted that the project has been recognised with two Civic Trust Awards to add to the numerous design awards already won, including the highly prestigious BCIA Building of the Year and has been winner of the ArtFund Museum of the Year 2023!

Also have a look at the Civic Trust Awards brochure 2023, by clicking here.

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