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Fort 2005, View from the 5 Apts, Tillycairn Road, Garthamlock

Architecture Week Scotland 2006 provides a series of walks, talks, tours, events and exhibitions that capture the diversity of Scotland’s architectural landscape. This year the programme celebrates the best of the old and the new and looks at how places and buildings adapt to change. So whether it is Edinburgh’s Old Town, Glasgow’s huge River Clyde regeneration and ambitious Commonwealth Games plan, the small and unique Maggie’s Centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Inverness, the groundbreaking modernism of Marcel Breuer and East Kilbride, the historic green spaces of Glasgow Green, Necropolis and George Square or the wonder of Mackintosh, this is your chance to admire the old and learn about the new.

2006 marks the 10th anniversary of Architecture Week, to celebrate their birthday Architecture Week are launching a series of postage stamps featuring Maggie’s Dundee by Frank Gehry and the Turas Wind Shelter on Tiree by Sutherland Hussey Architects


Highlight events

Open Day Maggie's Highlands

Maggie's Highlands opened last year bringing dedicated cancer support and information to the Highlands for the first time. Page & Park worked with Charles Jencks in the design. It's unique vesica shape and landscaped garden offer a peaceful and calm space for people affected by cancer. This year Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow Maggie's Centres also have open days.

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Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre

Artist talk - Toby Paterson

To mark the installation of Tramway’s first commission for a permanent artwork in the building, the selected artist Toby Paterson will give a talk on his practice. One of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists, Toby won the Beck’s Futures Award in 2002 and recently was selected for British Art Show 6. Tramway commissioned Toby and Glasgow - based NORD Architects to design and install the artwork in the doorway to Tramway 2, the art centre’s internationally celebrated main gallery.

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Marcel Breuer- Design and Architecture

The only UK showing of this major exhibition features furniture, photographs, models and drawings from the Bauhaus graduate and teacher, who influenced a generation of architects across the world.

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Marcel Breuer in the Wassily Chair. CA 1926, photo courtesy of Constance Breuer