Perth City Hall

Perth, United Kingdom

Architecture, Interior, Landscape, Museum / Exhibition, Adaptive / Re-use

Size: 3,180 m2
Status: Ongoing
Project Design: 2017
Address: King Edward St Perth PH1 5UG United Kingdom
Client: Perth & Kinross Council

Programme: The category B-listed building will be transformed into a cultural facility with exhibition spaces, learning suite, café and retail space.

Awards: Invited competition, 1st prize.

Mecanoo envisions the project as means to create a new gateway to Perth; to its history and its pride. The scheme proposal seeks to re-activate Perth City Hall by a number of ‘light touch’ interventions that embrace the building’s beauty and character, whilst improving accessibility and reinforcing existing connections. By increasing transparency on all elevations and providing levelled access, people are encouraged to come inside.

The public ‘internal vennel’ allows the public to walk through the building with the possibility entering the exhibition spaces and café. Inside the characteristic main hall, an inserted volume offers optimal flexibility to exhibit Perth & Kinross Council’s permanent and temporary collections. The renewed public realm between the city hall and St John's Kirk will feature a comfortable seating area. A new lighting scheme threads the design for the building and public realm together.

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