Month: August 2022


AWARDS Previous Next 2004 SURF AWARD HIGHLY COMMENDED ROSSHEAD PARK Alexandria West Dunbartonshire This project was for the regeneration of a park at Alexandria on the River Leven. Historically there were many textile factories on the river, some specialising in a dye called Turkey Red, which was the inspiration for our bright red poppy planting. …

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COMPETITION Previous Next 2ND PLACE FATHER COLLINS PARK DUBLIN 2004 WITH LOCI DESIGN, BRUCE NEWLANDS AND NORD ARCHITECTS Our design for a £8M park at the heart of a new community on the outskirts of Dublin featured a central lake and strong axis, and incorporated lively forms reminiscent of Miro. Graphics by Bruce Newlands. Model …

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FURNITURE Previous Next FURNITURE Various Sites MHLA aims to give each project a unique character by incorporating our own bespoke furniture. This also allows us to use local craftspeople and manufacturers, and to specify locally sourced timber and stone.


ARTS Previous Next CREATIVE SPACES RAPLOCH Stirling WITH ARTIST PETER MCCAUGHEY This was a collaborative project to make places with meaning for local people in Raploch, Stirling. The scheme gives focal points of reference in an environment undergoing the radical reshaping of a regeneration area. Extensive consultation brought out themes from community history and folklore, …

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SCHOOLS Previous Next GLASGOW SCHOOLS Various Locations, Glasgow MHLA created playgrounds and landscaping for four new schools in Glasgow. The school grounds were designed to stimulate the physical and imaginative senses of the pupils, using copses of woodland, grass mounds, oak block seats: places to hide, run and roll. Outdoor teaching spaces were created to …

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RURAL Previous Next CSGN:GREEN/BLUE NETWORK Stirlingshire MHLA brought together a team including an ecologist, archaeologist, forester and landscape planning expert to identify green/blue corridors across Stirlingshire. These create a network of water courses, woodland, archaeological sites, lowland peatlands and access routes, thereby repairing hundreds of years of destruction and fragmentation, and benefitting wildlife and habitats …

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PUBLIC REALM Previous Next KIRKINTILLOCH TOWNSCAPE East Dunbartonshire A series of public realm works providing 21st Century spaces for a town famous for its Roman history and status as a major inland port on the canal system. Modern spaces were designed by MHLA to enhance the setting for important historic buildings and improve access links …

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PLAY SPACES Previous Next BALLINGRY COMMUNITY PARK Fife This community park was designed to encourage the meeting of all ages for play, eating, recreation, closeness to nature and a sense of tranquility. Previous Next BARRHEAD PLAY PARK East Renfrewshire This redesign of an existing linear play area used bold-coloured rubber surfacing to enliven the space …

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