M153 Competition design for the Glasgow International Exhibition 1901Address: Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
Client: Glasgow International Exhibition Association
This was John Honeyman & Keppie's unsuccessful entry in the design competition for buildings to house the Glasgow International Exhibition 1901 in Kelvingrove Park. The surviving drawings are for the main exhibition building (the Industrial Hall), concert hall (the Grand Hall), refreshment rooms and a pedestrian bridge over the River Kelvin. All are in a highly individual style, with few references to historical precedent.
Authorship: The design was submitted in the name of John Honeyman & Keppie, but there is good evidence that it was the work of Mackintosh. The proposed buildings share many stylistic features with the Glasgow School of Art, Ruchill Free Church Halls and other projects firmly ascribed to him. The drawings are unmistakably in his hand. His role was acknowledged when the drawing of the N. elevation was shown at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in 1899, inscribed with his name alongside John Honeyman & Keppie's.
- Alternative addresses:
- Dumbarton Road
- Gray Street
- Sandyford Street
Grid Reference: NS 5690 6616
GPS coordinates: lat = 55.867303, lng = -4.288354 (Map)