These are then connected by a series of independent exposed steel bridges which provide a promenade around the Centre for Contemporary Arts. This £6m Glasgow Arts Centre includes a cafe at ground level. The way the stairs and walkways cut through the existing fabric is visceral and a similar approach can be seen at Zoo Architects Tramway Theatre where new metal interfaces with old stone.
CCA Glasgow was formed within a Grade A listed Alexander Thomson building - the Grecian Chambers - following a three-year £10.5m lottery-funded refurbishment by Page & Park Architects. The complex has five performance spaces including a 75 seater cinema. It was established in 1992 at 350 Sauchiehall Street and the current building (re)opened in 2001.
Sauchiehall St image Adrian Welch
The Centre for Contemporary Arts presents contemporary visual art, performance, film, dance, music, spoken word and club nights. There are five performance / exhibition spaces, an education space and space for cultural tenants.
Cinema image Mike Stoane Lighting
The CCA is the Scottish equivalent of London's ICA, Bristol's Arnolfini Gallery or Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre. It is both a leading contemporary gallery and a place to see art-house films.
CCA Bar Entry image Adrian Welch
CCA Bar at Scott Street has an artist-designed interior by Jorge Pardo and a south-facing terrace. At time of writing the Bar has DJ's every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.