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BULDING DESIGN MAGAZINE. Thu 13th January 2011
Thu 13th Jan 11 - 15:37

"Architects chosen for Glasgow 'floating village'"

London architect Baca and Glasgow-based ZM Architecture have been chosen to develop designs for a £30 million floating village in Glasgow.

The pair, who are part of a team called Floating Concepts, have come up with plans to transform the 5ha Canting Basin – part of Prince’s Dock at the back of the city’s Science Centre – into a floating community with shops, offices, houses, restaurants, a marina and a roof-top concert arena, centred around a new canal with a U-shaped floating roadway.

David Beard, chief executive of Floating Concepts, said: “The iconic nature of a floating village will turn the Canting Basin into a major attraction quite unlike any other in the world, as well as being a dynamic centre for local people and businesses.”

Floating Concepts will now begin holding talks with Glasgow City Council with a view to submitting an outline planning application as soon as possible.

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