Riverside Museum of Transport

Zaha Hadid Architects, Glasgow, 2010

 

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Zinc clad Z-shaped museum, on the banks of the river Clyde

The plan, covering 10,000 square metres, is simple: a single-span, metal-clad, combined wall and roof structure enclosing a large, flexible column-free internal space.

Entry to the hall – which holds over 3,000 exhibits: trains, trams, buses, bikes, cars and a unique collection of model ships – is through the north elevation, from where the undulating ceiling flows southwards towards the glazed elevation on the Clyde.

Office space utility rooms and the Clyde Maritime Trust headquarters are along the east and west facades.

Externally, the Rheinzink pre-patinated, zinc-panelled, standing-seam system is carefully tailored, with 24,000 panels made on site. Inside, the detailing is equally rigorous: 2,000 GRG panels make up the moulded ceiling, and the floor is polished concrete

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  • Begun: Feb 2007
  • Completed: Dec 2010
  • Floor area: 11,300m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £60M
  • Address: 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow, G3 8RS, United Kingdom

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