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Kilmahew/St Peter’s, Cardross
The project represents a fresh response to the longstanding challenge of securing a viable future for the derelict modernist masterpiece of St Peter’s Seminary, set within the 133 acre Kilmahew Estate landscape in Cardross, registered as one of the World Monument Fund’s most endangered cultural landmarks. Instead of focusing exclusively on the building, it considers this remarkable building and its landscape setting together, creating a public landscape that becomes a locus for an ongoing creative process, with the ongoing creative and educational programme realised through the ‘Invisible College’. In this way the landscape leads the regeneraton. The aim is, in every possible respect, to shift people’s relationship to the landscape from one of being a passive observer or detached consumer to having an active physical or intellectual engagement.
The judges commented: ‘erz has put forward a scheme that draws on a unique, exciting and innovative approach to landscape architecture. It makes the reader think and reflect, and pushes the discipline forward.’
Landscape architect: erz.
Architect for regeneration of buildings: Avanti Architects.
Overall project cost plan: Armour Construction Consultants.
Advice on transportation and site infrastructure: Mayer Brown.
Planning advice: Knight Frank.
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