Today The Rockfield Centre in Oban is opening its doors again as it hosts ‘Prospect North’- the Scottish contribution from the Venice Architecture Biennale . Oban Communities Trust saved the large Victorian school building from demolition just over a year ago, after it had been lying derelict for several years. Over the past few months we have been developing a vision for how the building could be brought to life again with exhibitions, events, enterprise work spaces, and community uses. Hosting the prestigious ‘Prospect North’ exhibition is the first small step in bringing the building back into full use. Alongside the headline exhibition we’ve installed our own exhibit: banners, visuals, and audio recordings, which will give the wider community a small taste of what is to come as the building is developed and re-inhabited.
Filling a large stripped out double classroom, Prospect North is a very relevant exploration of how remote communities are taking matters into their own hands to reinvigorate and create new community spaces. For the next month you can visit the exhibition for free, and for the next week you can also catch ‘The Best of the Best’ and ‘Scotstyle’ travelling exhibitions, which are making a stop at The Rockfield Centre as part of the Festival of Architecture 2016.