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The architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is to be hitched to a new marketing campaign for Glasgow. The city council, which hopes to attract an extra 150,000 tourists (and £7.5m) a year, has already
appointed a consultant to 'help win World Heritage status for its Mackintosh landmarks'.

The £600,000 branding exercise - emulating Barcelona's successful marketing of Antoni Gaudi's work - will feature a month-long Mackintosh festival next year. There is talk of a Mackintosh logo to help publicise attractions such as Glasgow School of Art, the city's Scotland Street School, and Hill House in Helensburgh.

'A heritage trail would be created with improved interpretive facilities for visitors at key sites...creative street furniture, inspired by the artist's internationally recognised high back chairs, would also be installed in prominent positions...

Built Mackintosh:

Holy Trinity Church
House for an Art Lover
Martyrs Public School
Scotland Street School
Hill House
The Glasgow Herald Building
The Daily Record Building
Queen's Cross Church
Glasgow School of Art
5 Byltheswood Square
Ruchill Church Hall
The Mackintosh House
The Willow Tea Rooms
Craigie Hall
The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum
78, Derngate, Northampton
5, The Drive Northampton

I'll post images later

Unbuilt Mackintosh:
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/welcome.htm

The Railway Terminus 1982-93:
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/railwayterminus.htm











Bar & Dining Room 1983:
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/BarDiner.htm







Alternative Concert Hall, 1898
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/dome.htm









Concert Hall 1989
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/concerthall.htm









The Science and Art Museum 1891
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/scienceart.htm



Exhibition Hall 1898
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/exhibitionhall.htm





Chapter House 1891-92
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/chapterhouse.htm



Liverpool Cathedral 1901-02
http://www.ozturk.co.uk/unbuiltmackintosh/liverpoolcathedral.htm



Neglected Mackintosh:

An architectural masterpiece which has lain derelict for more than 20 years is to be converted into a luxury shopping, office and leisure development.A firm of developers from Guernsey aims to restore the A-listed art nouveau building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the centre of Glasgow as a prime landmark. The largely forgotten site in Renfield Lane, which once housed the Daily Record printworks, and the former Scottish Temperance League building in Hope Street – a neighbouring grade-A listed property built by Glasgow firm Salmon, Son & Gillespie – will be renovated and turned into offices, shops, cafe, restaurant and a pub. An official from Glasgow City Council said there were still a large number of features worthy of preservation in the building, arguably the most neglected example of Mackintosh's work on the heritage trail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh
 

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I love the railway terminus. It would make a rather splendid appendage to improve Queen Street station, don't you think?
Couldnt agree with you more mate! Would have been so much better than the horrific concrete offices they have stuck onto the station just now. That building makes me feel sick.
 

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Ayrshireman said:
I love the railway terminus. It would make a rather splendid appendage to improve Queen Street station, don't you think?
I was thinking that myself. Queen street's looking a bit rubbish these days, despite it having a recent makeover. The Mackintosh station would be spectacular.

Perhaps an e-mail like the one you wrote in support of the Unicorn would do the trick, David. :)

Look what the Liverpudlians rejected though! Christ. And they got this concrete wigwam instead:



EDIT: oops, just realised. It was Liverpools OTHER cathedral he was designing. Mr Giles Gilbert Scott's design was chosen over Mackintosh's. Shame, the Mac Cathedral looks a bit more impressive in my opinion. I would have been absolutely amazing inside, however - no doubt about that.
 

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We want that arena, aswell!! Don't forget to say that.
 

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A few details on Maccies Renfield Lane warehouse...




The taxi rank outside Queen street is a prime site for a skyscraper I reckon, the millenium hotel, Ernst and Young and railtrack offices should be near top of any X list. Ideal opportunity to do something spectacular with the lame northern edge of george square.

Strathclyde uni's campus redevelopment ought perk things up a bit. Is that video down permanently by the way, wanted to capture some images off it but it's dead:(.
 

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I might be speaking from utter ignorance, but I really don't think Queen Street would be the best place for any Mackintosh Station. It would need a complete rebuild, and even after that the facade would be hidden by the facing block on George Square. And a building as impressive at the station pictured above should be given pride of place, and used to full effect. I don't know if all this has been decided before, but wouldn't the Mackintosh station serve much better as the Glasgow Airport station? It would be a magnificent entry point to the city, and give an oustanding first impression. Come to think of it, more attention in general by the city to the appearance of those places in the city that tourists first see would be of great benefit.

If there are already hard and fast plans for the appearance of the airport station, or if it's in some other way impossible, please ignore this comment!
 

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You could always do a Manchester and have the Mac Station as a venue for concerts, conventions etc.
 

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As they've built Macintosh's A House For an Artlover way after his death, and Goudi's late masterpiece, Temple of the Familia Sanriga (excuse spelling) is still being built, it would be great if some of these late masterpieces could be built, provided a suitable use could be found!

I'm sure some could be incorporated and developed for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games bid!

Imagine the Railway Terminus as say the Commonwealth Pool...




Concert Hall aka Boxing Ring



Concert Hall aka Indoor Gymanstics





And I really think we should have the National Museum and the Cathedral too!!!

Hey ho...
 

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Heck, build them all!
 

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Rennie's hidden gem

IT IS hoped the refurbishment of Queen's Cross Church in Maryhill will help restore the ornate designs, which are trademark Mackintosh, to their former glory

 

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how you can buy a bit of the Art School



Tell us how much you'd pay for a piece of the Mackintosh Building.
This much . . .
The facade of one of Scotland's most famous buildings, the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building, is to be "virtually" sold to raise funds for the school's £8.4m redevelopment scheme.
Every part of the building will be individually priced, from the elegant weather vane designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh to the lowliest brick and railing, and "sold", via a website, to those who wish to give money to the art school's revamp.
The names of those who buy the thousands of parts of the facade, facing the city's Renfrew Street, will be recorded by the school in the new visitor centre which is to be created in the Mackintosh Conservation and Access Campaign.
The "virtual" sale of the facade is to be one of the key features of the school's public campaign to fund the building's revamp, which will reverse years of wear and tear, conserve its archives, open a new visitor centre, furniture museum, and new gallery space.
 

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Dream house is a work of art


Charles Rennie Mackintosh's revolutionary dream house took more than 100 years to come to fruition, but House For An Art Lover is now one of the iconic landmarks on Glasgow's arts scene



 

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I think the 'Concert Hall' would have made a fabulous Scottish Parliament building - it could have become a real Scottish Icon. I still don't get the parliament building we ended up with...??
 

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I think the 'Concert Hall' would have made a fabulous Scottish Parliament building - it could have become a real Scottish Icon. I still don't get the parliament building we ended up with...??
Forgive me if the answer is yes here - but have you been to the Parliament?
 

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Forgive me if the answer is yes here - but have you been to the Parliament?
Several times and from memory it bears no resemblance to my preferred design; the Mackintosh Concert Hall ;)

Flippancy aside, I appreciate the fact the parliament has won awards, am aware of its procurement history, felt the pain of the Design Team as portrayed in the documentaries due to having a lunatic Employer etc. but its just not my cup of tea! I'm not an Architect and, perhaps its just ignorance, but I don't like the fundamental form of the building - I'm entitled to my view.
 

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That's fine - everybody gets an opinion. It's certainly not what I would design, but I do appreciate it. It just irritates me that people criticise it so much without having ever visited it (not, in your case).
 
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