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The Textile Pipeline

Part 1 Project 2022
Eilidh Rae McGuigan
University of Strathclyde | UK
The Textile Pipeline considers the architectural relationship between Glasgow’s cultural national health and the arts sector. It aims to reconnect the people with the forgotten ghost zones of the city through the sustainable reuse of existing buildings at risk. The conversion from derelict police station to creative facility brings the arts sector back to centre stage, allowing Glasgow to celebrate its creative wealth once again.

The Textile Pipeline provides spaces for young graduates to be creative and delivers opportunities to kickstart their careers in the fashion sector; through accessible workspaces, public facing open markets and experience hosting and preparing for catwalk events – all of which showcase their talent to the wider realms of the design sector.

Through circular economy theories, the facility incorporates ways to reuse and recycle the waste generated through the production phases of the design process. Through the power of the forgotten Molendinar Burn and the science of the mycelium organism, organic textile waste is processed and transformed into construction materials. These materials are later used to construct the foundations for the runway at catwalk events, symbolising the full body of work that goes into the resulting garments in the final catwalk performances.

Eilidh Rae McGuigan

Nicholas Roberts
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