Bridge Arts Centre

Gareth Hoskins Architects, Glasgow, 2006


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South east elevation 

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  • South east elevation    
  • North east entrance elevation    
  • South west elevation    
  • South east entrance elevation    
  • Entrance Ramp    
  • South east entrance elevation at dusk    
  • Library Ramp    
  • North side of library    
  • South side of library    
  • Cafe    
  • Existing swimming pool    
  • Auditorium    
  • Site plan    
  • Lower floor plan    
  • Upper floor plan    
  • Section BB    
  • Section CC    
  • Three dimensional site plan    
  • Concept sketch    

Arts centre in Glasgow comprising auditorium, rehearsal workshops, recording suites, education and gallery spaces, cafe and community library

The Bridge Arts Centre nestles between the existing community swimming pool and the John Wheatley College, to form Easterhouse Cultural Campus, and provides a naturally ventilated auditorium space, rehearsal workshops, recording suites, education and gallery spaces, café and community library.

The project challenges the notion of a traditional ‘arts’ building. It aims to create a new focus for people within one of Glasgow’s peripheral housing estates, to engage with and take part in the arts, and also endeavours to stimulate regeneration of the surrounding area.

The building form, dictated by the site, is that of a simple rectangular timber box, housing the auditorium, adjacent to a double height triangular volume containing the library and learning spaces.


  • Begun: Feb 2004
  • Completed: 2006
  • Floor area: 4,140m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £5.7M
  • Tender date: Aug 2003
  • Procurement: Scottish building contract with quantities, contractors design portion - local authority edition, single stage lump sum
  • Address: The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road , Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9JW, United Kingdom

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