Glasgow Literary Institute, 522 Sauchiehall Street :
A public Building is dedicated to the advancement of literature and literary activity in the city and its region.
The institute is to be the face of Glasgow as a place of Literature and to recognise Scotland’s rich literary heritage. It’s role is to encourage, engage and develop the public’s interest in literature as well as promoting creative literary talent both within the city and to national and international audiences.
Public activities would include:
Readings, Awards Ceremonies, Talks, An evening with…
Seminars, Book Signings, Dinners
Aye-Write Festival Events
Writers Groups and Storytelling
Within the Institute there are many differing functions that require varying degrees of public and private interaction.
I have therefore considered the Institute as a volume, within which the segregation of activities provides mutual benefits to all.
The diagram of the building seperates the program clearly, whilst maintaining continuity through a simple gridded structure, palette of materials and introverted aspects.