Yorkhill Gardens © Roisin Tinneny, John Bernard Murray, Elizabeth Kelly, Weng Yi Wong, Robert Scott, Rubin Memishi

Yorkhill Gardens

Roisin Tinneny, John Bernard Murray, Elizabeth Kelly, Weng Yi Wong, Robert Scott, Rubin Memishi

Mackintosh School of Architecture

Project Description

Location: Yorkhill Hospital site (Royal Hospital for Sick Children), Glasgow

Yorkhill Gardens has the potential to become a landmark, a destination of living and being within Glasgow. Instead of one public building we have shared cooperative amenities spread across the site forming a community constellation. This cooperative community has varied levels of sharing, creating a network encouraging movement across the site. You live here, you can work here and everyone owns shares in each amenity.

Key strategies: SHARING – INTEGRATION – CARE

These are inspired by the progressive legacy of the Queen Mother Maternity hospital.

There are three conditions on the site; firstly the Hilltown to the south, the form of which is driven by topography, secondly the Plateau as mediation between the hilltown, hospital and city and finally the QMM which acts as a destination and sustains identity. The variety of gardens across the site gives Yorkhill Gardens its name.