was a seminary built near Cardross, on the outskirts of Glasgow. It is remarkable for its modernist design, the architects
having drawn significant inspiration from Le Corbusier's brutalist monastery at La Tourette
, and has been A-listed by Historic Scotland
. During its construction, the Second Vatican Council recommended that priests should be trained and educated in the communities they were to serve; the quasi-monastic setting of St. Peter's thus meant it was obsolescent before its completion. Although it was briefly adapted to serve as a rehabilitation centre for drug abusers, it was abandoned in the 80s and, by 2008, found itself on the World Monument Foundation's list of most endangered sites
(PDF, see p.58). There has been recent talk of the Scottish Government funding a £10m restoration project
, but it is not entirely clear if the restoration is intended to turn the building into an arts centre, a museum or an 'intentional modernist ruin'. [more inside]
posted by Dim Siawns
on Sep 19, 2011 -
Dog and Deco.
My name is Pickles McConchie. I’m a 15 year old Art Deco and camera loving Terrier from Scotland. I like to travel the country with my bitch and pose in front of art deco factories and industrial buildings from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, as well as other twentieth century architectural gems.
posted by The Discredited Ape
on Jul 12, 2011 -