It’s a very sad day today in Glasgow as the iconic Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is burning in a huge fire believed to have started when a projector exploded in the basement and the resulting spark set alight some foam being used for an installation. Fire has ripped through the building, destroying work by students who were preparing for their end of year art show. It is believed that the library and archive have also been destroyed.
The Willow Tea Rooms have been a tourist attraction in Glasgow for well over a hundred years. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the tea rooms are a part of Glasgow’s heritage. The current tenant is starting a campaign to try and raise funds to buy and restore the building. This is the article I wrote on the subject for Digital Journal.