Ten Feet Higher
As the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, and as part of the densely populated Central Belt of Scotland, homelessness in Glasgow remains stubbornly high. The charity Shelter found that 28,792 households were assessed as homeless by local authorities in Scotland in 2017-18, equivalent to a family losing their home every 18 minutes.
Recognising that education and productive employment can be fundamental to supporting certain individuals on the path back to permanent housing, this scheme is a multipurpose proposal combining a catering education college, a large restaurant, and new food retail spaces.
The proposal aims to lift up its users from the busy streets of Glasgow, both metaphorically and physically, creating a new centre for culinary education that develops skills in hospitality and contributes to Glasgow’s world-renowned restaurant scene.