Following the fire in May 2014, advanced 3D visulisation tools have been used in the restoration and redesign the building. This article highlights the advanced modelling used in the restoration of a much loved building.
From a Building Services perspective, the innovative centralised warm air heating and ventilation system, designed by Charles Rennie Mackingtosh is equally interesting.
The attention to detail is typical of the famous Architect, with a combination of brick and wood lined ducts serving all parts of the building. Unfortunately, according to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service the design of the building contributed greatly to the spread of the fire.
Art of restoration: The Mackintosh Building Timber-lined ventilation ducts helped spread the fire that destroyed large parts of Glasgow’s Mackintosh Building – but those very same ducts have been given a key role in the building services of the refurbished landmark, says Andy Pearson.