The key to developing the thesis was to understand the Clyde and its history within the city. Having a Deep routed connection to the city through its industrial importance, it is slowly fading away within the modern city. By looking at its development over the past three centuries one we can see how much it has been changed and the potential to start changing again to become important withing the city yet again.

Years of the Clyde

The typology of the Clyde within the city changing from the 1700s to modern day. The tradition of the typology illustrates that the Clyde river no longer holds much of its original typology. Having been dug out, dredged and manipulated by industry the only reminiscence of its natural past its the directions at which it flows. This backs up the ethos to develop the river as in the modern era is the quietest development on the Clyde has ever been.

City Urban Diagram

By analysing various aspects of the city realm its made clear how dominant the car is around the pedestrian routes of the city. As well as how little interaction the river had with the city center on a day to day basis with those in the center. An additional aspect is the complicated public transport that is currently in place, showing a need for a more streamline option.

Projects of Influence

A lot of inspiration was taken from how the new infrastructure of these to projects blend well into there existing landscape while not taking from the surrounding area. Antwerp Quays Waterfront,” accessed May 7, 2021, 3“Design | The High Line,” accessed May 4, 2021,; “ 4“Photos | The High Line,” accessed May 4, 2021,; “The High Line’s Final Piece Is Complete,” accessed May 4, 2021,

Clyde Timeline

Key developments of the river within the city from the 1700s to modern day.