Thursday 15 September 2011

Red Road Community Studio : Doors Open Day




Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th September 2011

10 Red Road Court
(Flats 23/3 + 23/4)


G21 4PG
10am - 4pm

No booking required
(please ring buzzer 23/4 for entry)

Alongside the opportunity to take in the architecture and view from the 23rd floor there will be a number of displays showcasing some of Street Level's Community arts programme in the area; Open Museums developing legacy items reflecting the history of the flats and other initiatives supported by the Red Road Flats project. These displays include photographs, handling kits, paintings and short films from a number of artists that have been working in the area.


Glasgow's skyline will alter over the next few years as the city's iconic, Red Road Flats are demolished. This year, a flat in one of the 31 storey tower blocks is open to the public. Exhibition and display of the stories of the Red Road Flats communities, gathered through the Red Road Cultural project. Fantastic views from 23rd floor! (lift available). Designed in 1962 by Sam Bunton & Associates for Glasgow Corporation, the Red Road Flats were constructed between 1964 and 1969 as an architectural solution to Glasgow's post war housing shortage. At the time they were the tallest blocks in Europe and the first to be built in Glasgow using steel frame construction.


More info on the dedicated Red Road Flats website><>


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