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Unbuilt Scotland

12 May 2014

1880 – Design for Municipal Buildings, Glasgow

Architect: G.P. Beater Unsuccessful entry for new municipal buildings for Glasgow by Dublin architect George P. Beater. “We learn that the number of drawings sent in last year for the proposed municipal buildings...

06 May 2014

1962 – Unbuilt Proposal for St. James, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir Basil Spence Sir Basil Spence’s concept for the redevelopment of the St James area in 1962. The proposal involved the total obliteration of Leith Street and the construction of a subterranean...

07 April 2014

1898 – Designs for Springburn Hall, Glasgow

Architect: William B.Whitie, Watson & Salmond, Thomson & Sandilands The Springburn Hall was a gift to the community from the Reid family of Neilson, Reid and Company. Constructed after an architectural competition. Designed...

29 January 2014

1905 – Unbuilt Design for County Buildings, Edinburgh

Architect: J.N. Scott & A. Lorne Campbell Premiated entry in architecture competition for new County Administrative Building. The selected design by James Macintyre Henry, only placed fourth in the competition and was completed...

19 January 2014

1904 – Warehouses for the City Improvement Trust, Nelson St., Glasgow

Architect: Thomson & Sandilands Not constructed as illustrated. “The site of this building was one of the many slum areas which the Improvements Trust of the City of Glasgow acquired for the purpose...

12 January 2014

1901 – Design for Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Architect: Hippolyte J. Blanc Entry in architectural competition for a new hospital for Glasgow. The competition was won by James Miller.

01 January 2014

1880 – Design for New Municipal Buildings, Glasgow

Architect: Coe & Robinson Second Premiated design in architectural competition for new muncipal buildings, now Glasgow City Chambers. The competition was won by Paisley-born architect William Young, and the building opened in 1888.

25 February 2011

1873 – Design for Edinburgh Cathedral

Architect: George Edmund Street Perspective view of unsuccessful design for Edinburgh Cathedral – the commission was won by George Gilbert Scott. Published in The Architect, January 11th 1873.

18 February 2011

1873 – Design for Edinburgh Cathedral

Architect: William Burges Perspective view of unsuccessful design for Edinburgh Cathedral – the commission was won by George Gilbert Scott. Published in The Architect, February 15th 1873.

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