The Lighthouse Foyer
Partner in Charge / Project Architect / Design Principal: Robin Lee
The commission was to redesign the foyer of The Lighthouse, [Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City], to create two discrete exhibition displays. One exhibition structure was to be a permanent installation telling the story of the Mackintosh designed building which now houses The Lighthouse and the second a temporary exhibition structure that would allow for displays to be easily changed on a regular basis. In addition the brief asked for a strategy for clarifying for the user the entrance and circulation sequences.
A solution was developed whereby a series of social spaces was created. The first of which was an entrance and orientation space, which included a new reception and information desk and ticketing point. The second space is a social gathering space, which is defined by a 9 metre long bench made from elm blocks cut from a single tree.
© Robin Lee Architecture 2012
NORD LLP was contracted to The Lighthouse in June 2003
The Lighthouse Foyer completes 2003
NORD LLP was established in 2002
NORD LLP renamed to Robin Lee Architecture in 2011