What is your favourite building in Scotland? This was the seemingly simple question Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie put to six people.
What makes a building a 'favourite'…there may be many answers. Is it the design, the atmosphere, the emotional response that it evokes or the fond memories it helps a person recall? The answer is different for each individual and the reasons can be deep and meaningful or light and frivolous.
Buildings are important to us in a number of ways. They give us protection and sanctuary but they can also deliver on other levels: they can be a place to be contemplative, a place to have fun, a place to learn, or simply a place to enjoy. We often associate our favourite buildings with good memories and strong emotions...where would you choose? Would it be with your head or your heart?
Alison Watt - artist © broad daylight
Memorial Chapel, Old Saint Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church: "From the moment I stepped into the chapel, I knew I was going to make work to describe how I felt,..." Alison Watt
Sanjeev Kohli - actor, writer and comedian © broad daylight
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: "The Kelvingrove is a rock for me - a rock for Glasgow. It ANCHORS my home town."...Sanjeev Kohli
Mona Siddiqui - Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies © broad daylight
New College: "Undoubtedly one of the most impressive buildings you see as the train pulls into Waverley Station,..." Mona Siddiqui
Dougie Henshall - actor © broad daylight
The Citizens: "It’s the building I’m most proud of in Glasgow. It gave me nourishment and confidence and belief,..." Dougie Henshall
Muriel Gray - author & broadcaster © broad daylight
Glasgow School of Art: "The light in this room, as it is with the rest of the building, is the star … it’s just the star...." Muriel Gray
Dougie Payne - musician (Travis) © broad daylight
Barrowland Ballroom: "I was fourteen when I first walked up those stairs. Just the word “Barrowlands” on my ticket was thrilling. It’s the anticipation that gets you, an excitement bordering on nervousness." Dougie Payne
BUILDING SIGHTS - On show at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery 11 June - 25 Sept
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Project commissioned by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
as part of Scotland's Festival of Architecture 2016