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Facing up to Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design for The Glasgow School of Art is a Glasgow icon and renowned around the world. American architect Steven Holl was given the daunting task of creating a new building to sit opposite Mackintosh's masterpiece.

Filmed over three years, 'Facing up to Mackintosh' charts the design and construction of the new school of design, now named the Reid Building, and explores how a building can affect the people working in it.

The film is a collaboration with four recent graduates - Roberta Knox, Gibran Farrah, Walter Hamilton and Lu-Sisi - who contribute sound design, illustration, graphics and digital design, and includes interviews with GSA alumni Muriel Gray, Adrian Wiszniewski, Martin Boyce and Janice Kirkpatrick, as well as the architect Steven Holl.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 29 Apr 2014 21:00
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
DirectorLouise Lockwood
ProducerLouise Lockwood
Executive ProducerAndrew Lockyer
Visual EditorJonathan Seal