The Lighthouse building was formerly the Glasgow Herald newspaper office designed by famous Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The derelict building was given a second lease of life in 1999 when it was transformed into Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and The City. Tucked away on Mitchell Lane in the city centre, The Lighthouse is a narrow building full of staircases and escalators leading to a variety of exhibition spaces and conference facilities. The venue is used for private and co-operate functions, as well as event launches and a diverse programme of exhibitions. On Level 3 is the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre which explores the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. With video narratives on his work, detailed studies of four key building designs by the architect and building tours five days a week, The Lighthouse is the perfect place to start your Mackintosh journey.
Fun Makes Good: A New Angletimes vary, FreeThe Lighthouse
Fun Makes Good create a site-specific textile installation inspired by both the modern aesthetics of The Lighthouse and the building's original creator, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, re-interpreting his iconic architectural style...
Reactivate: Innovators of Dutch Architecturetimes vary, FreeThe Lighthouse
Interesting profile of a number of ground-breaking projects led by architects in recent years in response to changes in society – from a rooftop vegetable garden on a disused office...
Derelict Glasgowtimes vary, FreeThe Lighthouse
Intriguing exhibition exploring the forgotten spaces and buildings in and around Glasgow, as documented by derelictglasgow.co.uk – a photographic record site of the derelict architecture of Glasgow.