Doors Open Day 2021 – Opening Doors, Welcoming Communities

Written By

Jonathan Walsh, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Johnston, Raphael Selby

15.9.2021 News

Following a year of lockdown and yearning for the sociability of our cultural spaces, we have never wanted or needed community more. Our short film explores various communities we have had the pleasure of engaging through our architecture, taking you on a journey from Glasgow to Leeds.

The short film which can be viewed here, covers completed projects which were a catalyst for, or contributor to, change, building on strong community ties. Starting in Glasgow, we discuss how past projects like the Kelvingrove Bandstand and the Theatre Royal formed our thinking, focused on creating democratic access for everyone, with a common ambition to create inclusive environments that serve their respective communities.

We explore how the work in Glasgow opened doors for us to tackle the same theme of access for all, south of the border, taking a closer look at how past and present projects in England are strengthening their communities.

Further information on Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2021 can be found here

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