Connecting the Seven Lochs Wetland Park Design Competition

At almost 20 sq km the Seven Lochs Wetland Park will be Scotlandʼs largest urban nature park, and a major new destination for outdoor recreation. The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) in association with Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership (GCVGNP) and Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) are pleased to invite entries from design professionals and students to produce concept design proposals to connect two key sites within the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, a major new destination for outdoor recreation expected to attract over one million visitors per year.

Submissions are expected to provide a concept design strategy which connects the areas of wetland and woodland habitat as well as the communities which are divided by the M73 corridor.

The site of Drumpellier Country Park to the west of Coatbridge has been identified as a significant gateway to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park but it has been recognised that visitors are discouraged from exploring nearby sites such as Commonhead Moss because of poor access across the M73 motorway.

Competition Information Day

The GIA will host a Competition Information day at the Bridge Arts Centre, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW on Saturday 14th September between 10:00 and 14:00.


Registration Deadline: Monday 7th October before 17:00

Deadline for Questions: Wednesday 11th September before 17:00

Presentations and Site Visit: Saturday 14th September 2013

Submission deadline: Monday 14th October before 12:00

MORE INFORMATION“>Find more information at the Seven Lochs Wetland Park Design Competition website


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World Landscape Architecture is not associated with the organisation of the competition. All queries should be directed to the organisers at the website.

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