The 2020s mark the start of a two-decade global Centenary of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture. But is how is it faring in Glasgow’s inner southside?
Starting out from Bridge Street station you’ll see a range of buildings in Laurieston – some lost, some reborn with a new purpose, some fraying in the backstreets, and some hiding in plain sight.
Along the way you’ll hear about life in 20s and 30s Glasgow, discover the enterprising architects and innovative design trends of the buildings, and get a flavour of this unsung Art Deco Quarter south of the Clyde.
Find out how these buildings have contributed to the city’s past and present and how – post-pandemic and in a climate emergency as we rethink cities and the re-use of buildings – they could support Glasgow’s future.
South Glasgow Heritage Environment Trust (SGHET) aims to advance education in heritage and environmental sustainability issues in south Glasgow.
SGHET is run by a management group of local people and others interested in researching, preserving and maintaining the rich environment and heritage of the city’s Southside.
Change is inevitable and the area has seen plenty. However, it is important to preserve our past whilst looking to the future.
Sunday @ 2pm
Trail duration: 1 hour 45 minutes