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. The water feature is solar powered from the roof of an adjacent tower block.
The Raploch Design Guides are a pack of information compiled with Anderson Bell Christie Architects for developers. This document lays out the essential elements required to ensure the quality of landscape, streets and public realm in order to make a sustainable community.
MHLA analysed the patterns and interrelation of ecology, landscape and building settlements as part of the planning of development aimed at bringing people back to the island to live and work, and to secure the ongoing health of the community.
MHLA created playgrounds and landscaping for four new schools in Glasgow, including the award-winning Hillhead Primary School. 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 enable teachers to take children outside whenever possible.