Competition: Paisley Museum Exhibit Design

The winning team will develop plans for a full re-exhibition at the Category A-listed museum, which is to undergo a historic extension, refurbishment and refurbishment designed by Amanda Levete’s AL_A.

The announcement comes shortly after the local authority dropped an earlier search for an exhibition design team, telling the shortlisted teams – which included ZMMA, Studio MB, Event and Metaphor – that they had no did not meet the project requirements in terms of scope, cost and quality.

The new filing states: “The exhibition design team will be responsible for designing the re-exhibition of the museum’s collection to make it more accessible (physically, socially and intellectually), with a clear focus on visitors to exploit the highlights of the unique collection.

“The project aims to attract visitors from further afield while maintaining a sense of place for local communities and doing justice to Paisley’s radical reputation. The project represents an exciting opportunity to respond to a unique collection, rich local history and provide a fully 21st century facility that puts the visitor at the heart.

The Paisley Museum and Art Galleries were a gift to the town from local industrialist Peter Coats. The 1871 complex also includes a library and an observatory.

Earlier this month a team led by AL_A won a £2m contract to design the refurbishment and extension of the Grade A listed neoclassical building, which houses the world’s largest collection of Paisley shawls, as well as many 19th century Scottish and local paintings. artifacts of history.

The Paisley Museum Reimagined project, due for completion in 2022, aims to transform the John Honeyman-designed building into a leading European museum focusing on the historic town and its iconic decorative motif.

According to a council spokesperson, the latest procurement process has been restructured to deliver better results by allowing more dialogue between the local authority and the bidders.

The Paisley Museum Reimagined project aims to make the museum a major destination for visitors and a new center for learning, skills development, innovation and research.

Planned improvements include a ‘bold new cafe, shop and reception’ overlooking Paisley High Street, as well as new public areas and improved internal circulation.

The Exhibit Design Team will develop the RIBA Stage 2 to 6 interior scheme covering Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Artwork and Illustration, Lighting Design and Design structural.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 18 at noon.

How to register

Consult the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Euan Walker
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House
cotton street
Cashmere
PA1 1JB

Tel: +44 1416187791
Email: [email protected]

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