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Facing up to Mackintosh

Documentary looking at the creation of the Reid Building in Glasgow. Filmed over three years, 'Facing up to Mackintosh' follows the process from design through to construction.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 29 Apr 2014 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Can


  • Raymond Scott

    Wheels That Go

  • Raymond Scott

    Snake Woman

  • General Degree

    Traffic Blocking

  • Rip Rig & Panic

    Misa Luba Lone Woolf

  • Harold Budd & Brian Eno

    First Light

  • Raymond Scott

    Limbo: The Organized Mind

  • Tom Waits

    Barber Shop

  • Plume


  • John Cage

    Imaginary Landscape No1

  • Johann Strauss II

    The Blue Danube

  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes – Book 1-10 La cathedrale engloutie

  • The Beach Boys

    Good Vibrations

  • Funki Porcini

    Moog River


Role Contributor
Director Louise Lockwood
Producer Louise Lockwood
Executive Producer Andrew Lockyer
Visual Editor Jonathan Seal


  • Tue 29 Apr 2014 21:00