Programme Announced for 2016 Festival of Architecture

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Architecture, Press

Programme Announced for 2016 Festival of Architecture

GLM is a proud supporter of the 2016 Festival of Architecture. 2016 has been designated as a year in which Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design will be showcased and celebrated with a programme of activity taking place all over Scotland. The festival aims to connect communities and visitors with architecture through events and exhibitions.

The year-long celebration kicks off with Hinterland, an inside look at Scotland’s great modernist ruin, St. Peter’s Seminary. For one week in March, the ruin will be transformed into a complete sensory experience, combining moving light installations and projection with a haunting choral soundscape by composer Rory Boyle.

The programme of events was announced this week and includes hundreds of exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, musical celebrations and other events. And, the promotional video announcing the launch of this exciting year includes a shot of the iconic GLM project, the Inn at John O’Groats.

GLM Associate Director and architect Neil McAlllister had this to say about the upcoming year: “The 2015 Year of Food & Drink was a great success, so I am delighted to see that Scotland is promoting and embracing another great Scottish industry – architecture. This is a very exciting time for the industry and GLM is delighted to support the festival. We are looking forward to a fantastic year celebrating Scotland’s built environment.”

To find out more about what’s in store for the 2016 festival, visit the website.