Burrell Gallery

Photo: Alan Crumlish

Barry Gasson

1983

Not Listed

Designed to house Sir William Burrell’s diverse collection of art and artefacts from throughout the world, Gasson’s competition-winning design integrates some of the collection into its fabric and uses innovative technology and security systems to take maximum advantage of its woodland setting. The entrance front has a bold sculptural simplicity. The building’s glazed elevations use the hillside setting to mitigate their scale. Internally, structural concrete and steel alongside laminated timber create a warm, welcoming setting. The long, north elevation opens out into the woodland, ‘bringing the outside indoors’, emphasising that this is a unique museum.