Planters on the Biophilic Way Tidal Map Glasgow

Future 03 planters

 Planters marking the historical heart of  the Biophilic Way Tidal Map

They aim is to highlight a section of the Biophilic Way to enhance the green network and public realm along the route to demonstrate how restorative design and nature can have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of people.

This project is a collaboration between the Glasgow Institute of Architects, Greyfriars Biophilic Community Garden, Chonk Studio  and Glasgow City Council. The planters have been positioned along the Biophilic Way Tidal Map and take inspiration from the Medieval St Nicholas Apothecary Garden, the Victorian Necropolis, the contemporary Greyfriars Biophilic Community Garden and what the future holds.

The project adopts the principals of a circular economy whereby objects and material are recycled or reused to extend their lifespan and help to reduce waste.

The Biophilic Way Route

The route taken by the Biophilic Way connects the northern and southern necropolis’ as well as picking up historic sites such as Glasgow Cathedral and High Street. New parks and green space feature on the route and link to considerations about how biodiversity needs to increase in our ‘dear green place’.

  1. Northern Necropolis
  2. New Sighthill Park (LDA)
  3. Sighthill Regeneration (GCC / Collective Architecture / LDA)
  4. Port Dundas
  5. Sighthill Standing Stones
  6. Pedestrian Green Bridge (BAM)
  7. Townhead (+ Student Projects)
  8. Glasgow College (Reiach & Hall)
  9. Net Zero Carbon Campus (Strathclyde University)
  10. Anderson Library (Strathclyde University)
  11. Martyrs School (CRM)
  12. Townhead Interchange (+ Student Projects)
  13. Royal Infirmary
  14. Cathedral Square (P + P)
  15. Cathedral
  16. St Mungos Museum of Religion
  17. Provans Lordship
  18. Barony Church
  19. Necropoliss
  20. Glasgow Evangelical Church
  21. Drygate Housing
  22. Drygate Brewary
  23. Student Alternative Green Route
  24. ABC Housin
  25. GCC Climate Avenue (High Street)
  26. Glasgow Life (P + P)
  27. Civic Room
  28. Greyfriars Garden
  29. TIC Building
  30. Babbity Bowser
  31. Bell Street (various)
  32. Glasgow Cross (various)
  33. Barrowlands Park
  34. St Andrews in the Square
  35. High Courts
  36. Glasgow Green / MacLennan Arch
  37. Clyde Tidal Weir
  38. West Boathouse
  39. Homes of the Future
  40. Nelson Monument
  41. Peoples Palace
  42. Templeton Carpet Factory
  43. St Andrews Suspension Bridge
  44. Moffat Square Gardens
  45. New Gorbals Housing
  46. St Francis Community Centre
  47. Hutchesontown D High Rise
  48. Southern Necropolis

Download the Biophilic Way Route Map (PDF)



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