WHERE IS IT? Next to the SECC in the Finnieston district, across the River Clyde from the Glasgow Science Centre
More commonly known as “the Armadillo” due to its plated shape, the striking Clyde Auditorium immediately draws similarities to the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
Designed by renowned Mancunian architect Sir Norman Foster, it is one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings. His inspiration was not the Sydney Opera House, but rather he imagined it as the interlocking hulls of a ship, referencing the proud shipbuilding history of the Clyde. The main auditorium is capable of seating 3000 people over its three floors, with other, smaller conference and break out rooms as well.
The highlights for those only in Glasgow for a day or two
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Buildings and designs by Scotland's most famous architect
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