Re_Place the M8
The M8 under-croft is a vast concrete umbrella. In principle it shares its DNA with the Heilanman’s umbrella beneath the tracks of Central Station.
Both are shaped by transport infrastructures: rail and road. Designed for the fast passage of people through the city, the under-croft of central station produced a realm which offered a place of refuge and promoted stay…
This thesis is a counter argument to a full replacement of the M8 proposed by groups such as ‘Replace the M8’. Even if the M8 motorway and its associated structures were to be removed, this may not happen for decades.
Between now and then, how can we utilise and regenerate these structures to Glasgow’s advantage. How can we plan for Short, Medium and Long term solutions which address our ethical concerns including community cohesion and climate change.