Revealing the often hidden promise of derelict buildings, an architecture tour with a difference.
Derelict buildings deserve a second look. A Brisk Walk invites you to explore the strange beauty and hidden promise of seemingly forgotten buildings.
This is an architecture walking tour with a stimulating difference. Come with Johnny Rodger, Professor of Urban Literature at Glasgow School of Art, on an audio trail exploring the past, present and future of six very different buildings – from ornate Victorian to minimalist 1960s modernism – in Glasgow city centre.
It's not all doom and gloom. New use for derelict buildings can transform streets and bring new life to neighbourhoods round them as we find in a happy new beginning at the Barras.
A Brisk Walk: Buildings at Risk, an audio tour for smartphone and tablet, is a collaboration between Architecture and Design Scotland and Walking Heads and was specially made for the Festival of Architecture Scotland 2016.
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Most of the route is easily accessible. A Brisk Walk can also be explored online and enjoyed as an audio/visual documentary with stunning illustrations.
Walking Heads make vivid audio walking tours because we love exploring, on and off the beaten track.
We believe that every building and every street have stories to tell and often the most interesting stories are found in unlikely places. The character of a city is revealed not just in great architecture but in the way people make use of the buildings and the spaces between them.
Whether we are exploring music, cinema, comedy architecture or industrial history, Walking Heads tours open doors to stories hidden inside buildings we take for granted, the ones we walk past almost every day.