Image credit: The interactive 3-d computer model by GBDM interpretative design consultants features in the fly through video above.
“Rothesay Pavilion is an A listed building of national and international architectural importance.”
HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND
The Pavilion is situated on the beautiful Scottish Island of Bute, which has always held a special place in the hearts of visitors, holidaymakers and residents alike. Steeped in Scots history, the island is the Clan seat of Stuart of Bute, one of Scotland’s oldest aristocratic families descended from Robert the Bruce. Clan Stuart’s ancestral home, the 13th Century Rothesay Castle, is also located on Bute.
Rothesay Pavilion, designed by James Carrick, built in 1938, is one of Scotland’s grade A listed buildings of unique international architectural significance. With its modern shape and form, and Bauhaus-inspired influences, the Pavilion has earned its place alongside acknowledged Scottish architectural icons, including Bute’s magnificent gothic mansion, Mount Stuart and the grand Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh.
Basharat Kahn’s Rothesay Pavilion Project – Trailer
“For the last few months I have had the absolute pleasure to travel and work in Bute for the Rothesay Pavilion project.” — Basharat Kahn
Image credits: Photos are from the Rothesay Pavilion Heritage Officer’s growing community resource. Renderings are by project architect, Elder & Cannon.
- The fundraising target… 94% 94%
- The fundraising target … 94% 94%
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With its glorious views overlooking Rothesay’s stunning coastline, pleasure gardens and promenade, the Pavilion’s soaring presence and comprehensive footprint comprising ballroom, conference and entertainment hall represent a tangible expression of Bute’s vibrant social and economic past. The building’s bold design heralded its brave ambitions and bright future as one of Scotland’s premier 19th century holiday resorts. In sharp contrast to the island’s more prominent Gothic and Victorian architecture, the Pavilion’s modern, futuristic style influenced contemporary artists, architects and designers, who were at that time experimenting with the fusion of fine art and industrial design. Their radical ideas and social democratic practice had developed following the post-World War One turmoil of social and industrial change, inspired by the ideal that art and design can create positive social impact on an industrial scale.