ONLINE Recording Modernist Scotland
17:00 to 18:00 on 11 February 2021
In 1991, St Benedict’s R.C Church in Glasgow, a stunning example of mid-century architecture, was demolished. This highlighted the urgent need to protect the best of Scotland’s Modernist buildings, and to record them.
Scotland’s post-war building boom saw modernist buildings spring up all over the country. Scottish architects such as Basil Spence responded to ideas born in the International Modernism and Bauhaus movements to create schools, universities, civic centres, and hospitals. The new spirit of optimism and progress was evident at a domestic level too as people rushed to redecorate their homes in the latest style.
Join us for this online talk with Historic Environment Scotland to learn about this fascinating Modernist period and the importance of recording our built environment.
£5.00 (+ booking fee) for access to online talk
Visit free display Modernist Scotland: Inside and Out at Dovecot Studios to explore Scotland’s Modern architectural gems. Open Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.
Image: New Club, 85 Princes Street, Edinburgh, c.1980. Image Historic Environment Scotland