Avanti’s Trip to Hinterland

19 March 2016

A small group of Avanti devotees embarked on a short pilgrimage to St Peters Seminary located in the woodlands of Kilmahew Estate near Glasgow, to participate in ‘Hinterland’– a light and sound show created by the arts charity, NVA.

For more than 10 years Avanti Architects have been involved in securing a sustainable future for one of Scotland’s most important modern buildings, the Grade A listed, St Peter’s Seminary designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia which opened in 1966 as a training college for Roman Catholic priests.

‘Hinterland’ began with a short night time walk through the sonically enchanted forest, holding light staves for guidance, towards the ruin of St. Peter’s, which emerged amongst the black trees, animated and illuminated by the NVA installation. The show brilliantly presented a historic interpretation of the building through light and sound, which revoked the atmosphere of the original use.

The next day included a tour of several CR Mackintosh’s buildings in Glasgow and haggis for lunch.

Fiona Lamb said :

‘Finally after 10 years, ‘Hinterland’ offers a glimpse of what is possible and now with HLF funding it will hopefully become a reality, and one we are extremely proud to be involved in’.


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Hinterland celebrates the beauty of a derelict architectural masterpiece