Clyde Auditorium “Armadillo” Building – Glasgow

Glasgow’s Armadillo is a concert and public event venue in Glasgow, Scotland. Officially known as the Cylde Auditorium many similarities have been drawn between this building and the Sydney Opera House. Personally, I was extremely impressed with the design and this whole area on the banks of the Clyde River really reminded me of Manchester’s Salford Quays. Evidently the architect’s inspiration came from an interlocking series of ship’s hulls, in reference to the Clyde’s shipbuilding history. Many of the images I have seen on the internet of this building include the whole building (which I have similar pictures) but with my photograph above you get a better idea of the size and scale by the inclusion of the main entrance and a couple of people. If you get a chance to visit Glasgow I would definitely recommend spending some time here.

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