Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum is a landmark on the edge of the Clyde and a symbol that looks back at the achievements which made this city and river great. Home to Glasgow’s Transport collection,it makes a big impression on the river frontage and its dynamic appearance is certainly getting a reaction. I enjoyed photographing the building here as preparations were made to open the doors to the public and have revisited since..Situated where the River Kelvin meets the Clyde on a barren former industrial site the building seems to be designed around both the exhibits and the great vantage points, out into the river; it invites people out to explore new parts of the city and the rivers edge, which has got to be a good thing. With a new ferry link operating across the river to Govan, The Riverside Museum’s lasting success will surely be its  ability to encourage regeneration and breathe new life to its surroundings and across the water to Govan, a neighbourhood where Glasgow’s shipbuilding pride was originally built and is featured elsewhere on this site.

For those interested a more detailed review can be found in my blog section on this building or by clicking here