The project represents a fresh response to the longstanding challenge of securing a viable future for the derelict modernist masterpiece of St Peter’s Seminary, set within the 133 acre Kilmahew Estate landscape in Cardross, registered as one of the World Monument Fund’s most endangered cultural landmarks. Instead of focusing exclusively on the building, it considers this remarkable building and its landscape setting together, creating a public landscape that becomes a locus for an ongoing creative process, with the ongoing creative and educational programme realised through the ‘Invisible College’. In this way the landscape leads the regeneraton. The aim is, in every possible respect, to shift people’s relationship to the landscape from one of being a passive observer or detached consumer to having an active physical or intellectual engagement.
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Strategic landscape planning
LI Awards 2012 - Neighbourhood Planning - Winner
Estimated £6m for phase 1
2011 (masterplan complete)
To develop a masterplan for the site of an ambitious project to transform St Peters Seminary in Cardross, 25 miles of Glasgow, and the surrounding Kilmahew Woodlands into the Invisible College, a place for learning, public art and sharing new knowledge.
Artas-ua.info architect: erz. |Architect for regeneration of buildings: Avanti Architects. |Overall project cost plan: Armour Construction Consultants. | Advice on transportation and site infrastructure: Mayer Brown. | Planning advice: Knight Frank.
Funding currently being sought.