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Intangible Matters Public Lecture: Gunny Harboe, ‘The Restoration of Unity Temple’

Unity Temple is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important works. Soon after its completion he said, “Unity Temple makes an entirely new architecture…and is the first expression of it. That is my contribution to modern architecture.” It was truly revolutionary and changed the way architects thought about space forever. In June of 2017 a fully restored Unity Temple was reopened to the public. The design team, led by Harboe Architects, spent nearly a year conducting in-depth research into the best ways to authentically restore and fully modernize this national treasure. The $25M restoration took over two years to complete and included all aspects of the building. Lead architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA, will present the transformative restoration that has returned this internationally significant work of architecture to its original appearance while giving it new life for its congregation and for the thousands of Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts who come to see it from all over the world.

Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Fellow US/ICOMOS, is a registered architect with 30 years of experience and currently runs his own small firm. He has worked on many iconic modern masterpieces including numerous works by both Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. He is also a current board member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and was a Regional Director of AIA National, and President of AIA Chicago. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Fri 19 October 2018
18:00 – 20:00 BST
Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Free, but ticketed: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intangible-matters-public-lecture-frank-lloyd-wrights-unity-temple-tickets-51004656300

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Mackintosh Queen's Cross

The only church designed by Mackintosh to be built and now the Society's International headquarters. Magnificent stained glass and exceptional relief carving on wood and stonework are highlights of the interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect. Mackintosh Queen's Cross has an excellent library and the shop stocks an extensive range of Mackintosh books and gifts.


Contact

Mackintosh Queen's Cross
Queen's Cross
870 Garscube Road
Glasgow
G20 7EL

T: +44 (0)141-946-6600
W: www.mackintoshchurch.com
E: info@crmsociety.com


Visitors Information

Facilities
Mackintosh Resource Centre, Refreshments Area and Gift Shop with great selection of books etc.

Admission*
Adults £4.00, Concessions £2.00, Children free

Opening times
Summer Opening (May to October)
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4:30pm
Last admission 4:00pm

Winter Opening (November to April)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am – 4:30pm
Last admission 4:00pm

Closing days
Note: Mackintosh Queen's Cross is closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday Mondays, Glasgow Fair Monday and Christmas to New Year closing. During winter closed Tuesday & Thursday

Travel Information
Bus: No 60/60A & 61 from Hope Street at Central Station.
Underground: Alight at St George’s Cross then 15 minute walk through Cromwell Street into Maryhill Road.
Rail: Train to Central or Queen Street Station then bus as above.
Car: M8 J15 eastbound or J17 westbound. Follow Maryhill Road towards Queen’s Cross and turn right into Hinshaw Street. At the lights, go straight across into Firhill Road. Take second on left into Springbank Street and the Church is at the end of the street. On street parking available.

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