The Reid Building has Landed

This Wednesday the Reid Building officially joined the GSA campus with much celebration and fanfare. Built over the course of two years the construction has been watched with much anticipation.


Now that it is complete it presents the Mackintosh Building in sharp relief and sits proudly on top of Garnethill, providing excellent views of its neighbour and the surrounding city.

The Reid Building and The Mackintosh Building

Here in the archive a camera has been watching the progress of the building using time-lapse photography as part of the upcoming documentary, ‘Facing Up to Mackintosh’. Screening this Sunday 13th at the GFT as part of the Art Screen Festival, this documentary charts the challenge of designing a building to sit opposite the Mackintosh.

Image: Art Screen poster, BBC

Featuring conversations with the architect Steven Holl and notable artists from the GSA alumni Ross Sinclair and Martin Boyce, the process of constructing The Reid, and some of the responses to this building will be examined.