The Glasgow Institute of Architects, in collaboration with the Hamilton Mausoleum Trust, are launching an exciting design ideas competition in June 2020 for the iconic Hamilton Mausoleum and Keeper’s Lodge, located in the Low Parks in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
This competition seeks ideas for the re-imagining of the Mausoleum and Keeper’s Lodge making connections to the Low Parks masterplan. The buildings have potential for use as events space, exhibition space, or an interpretation centre for local history but there are no limits on the potential uses that can be proposed. Ideas are welcomed that consider the mausoleum, lodge and their setting holistically with an emphasis on benefits to the town of Hamilton and its local community.
The competition entries will be shortlisted by a judging panel that includes among others, both Professor John Hume OBE & President of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Judi Keith-Brown. The public will also have a chance to vote and select one of the shortlisted entries.
All shortlisted entries will be part of an online exhibition and the shortlisted entries will have a chance to present their ideas virtually to the public and the judges. It is hoped a future exhibition within the mausoleum will be held subject to easing of current social distancing measures.
The competition is open to all architects, designers and other associated professions, as well as students of these respective trades and professions. An award of £1000 will be awarded to the winner, with £500 and £250 awarded to the second and third placed entrants.