SCOTLAND'S greatest modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, will be transformed by light and sound at the official launch event of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016 from March 18-27.
Fifty years on since the building opened, the public can explore this architectural masterpiece re-animated at night for the first time.
As dusk falls to darkness, a walked route will weave through atmospheric woodland towards the abandoned building complex. Hinterland will reveal the full glory of the towering concrete ruin, combining moving light installations and projection with a haunting choral soundscape by composer Rory Boyle, recorded by the St Salvator’s Chapel Choir of the University of St Andrews.
With a two year restoration planned to start later in 2016, this will be the only opportunity for the public to witness this world-renowned building in its current state of majestic decay.
Tickets can be booked here.
Hinterland is an open manifesto for the ground-breaking creative work to be programmed at St Peter’s Seminary from 2018 onwards. The long term plans will rescue, restore and reclaim this outstanding example of 20th century architecture and bring it back into productive use as a national platform for public art and world-class heritage destination.