50 DABS

Fri. 1 - Sat. 30 Sep 2017  

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Free

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The University of Strathclyde School of Architecture Building celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. See the untold story of the conception and construction of this pioneering building.

In 1964 the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow, received its Royal Charter and transformed into the University of Strathclyde. Marking this transition its School of Architecture was to receive a new purpose built building – the first in over three decades in the UK. Professor Frank Fielden, the Professor of Architecture, was awarded the commission acting as client and architect simultaneously. Opened by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Esher CBE in 1967, this ‘pioneering’ building has served tens of thousands of students and marks a definitive moment in Scotland’s Architectural Heritage.

Despite its popularity, the incredible story of its conception and construction remains largely untold. 50 DABS is focussed around an exhibition profiling the individuals who worked on the project, historical and contemporary imagery of the building as well as large scale physical models. This exhibition will add colour and meaning to this story in a way that has not been seen before.

Location

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
GLASGOW G1 3NU
United Kingdom

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Organised by

Friends of the Architecture Building (FAB)
GLASGOW
United Kingdom

In 1964 the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow, received its Royal Charter and became the University of Strathclyde. Marking this transition, School of Architecture was to receive a new purpose built building – the first in over three decades in the UK. Professor Frank Fielden, the chair of architecture, received the commission acting as client and architect simultaneously.

Opened by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Esher CBE in 1967, this ‘pioneering’ building has served tens of thousands of students and marks a definitive moment in Scotland’s Architectural Heritage. Friends of the Architecture Building (FAB) is a collective of individuals who wish to draw attention to the significance of this building and its story.