Riverside Museum

Photo: Alan Crumlish

Zaha Hadid

2011

Not Listed

This new museum of transport brings this unique site, at the confluence of the Rivers Kelvin and Clyde, into significant public use. The building’s distinctive, sinuous roofscape and shiny metallic skin ensures that it is highly visible over long distances. The view from the opposite bank of the Clyde, at Govan, is particularly impressive. This huge-scale grouping of exhibition halls comfortably accommodates Glasgow’s extensive and important transport collection. Inside are imaginative displays of ship models, cars, buses, trams and locomotives. This dramatic new building is truly a cathedral to the glory of the transport industry.