The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) is leading ‘Cone on the Cop’ a series of integrated walks, jogs and cycle routes surrounding the COP26 campus. The Clyde Tidal Walk is one of these routes and is focused on a loop around the Clyde spanning from the pedestrian Clyde Tunnel in the West to St Andrew’s suspension bridge in Glasgow Green. The purpose of the walk is to link a series of historical and sustainable points of architectural interest however to also bring awareness of rising water levels as a result of global warming.
Various viewpoints are integrated into the walk where the rising water levels can be considered in the context of the past, the present and the future. Glasgow City Council will make available historical images from the past while students from Strathclyde University School of Architecture are considering how parts of Glasgow may appear if water levels continue to rise.
A map will help individuals navigate the route however as part of Doors Open Day members of the GIA will join members of the public for a guided walk. The walk will focus on the North bank of the Clyde from the Transport Museum to Glasgow Green.
The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) is the largest Chapter in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). With over 1200 members located from the Scottish Borders to the islands of Argyll, the chapter covers a diverse membership. The Glasgow Institute of Architects’ main focus is to engage with its members to provide a supporting role and in the promotion of architecture in the Chapter Area.
Saturday @ 10am
Trail duration: 1 hour 45 minutes