The proposed intervention takes the form of a public loggia or loggetta: a welcoming civic place in the park, where people meet, shelter, share stories or perform readings. Its material refers to the Winter Garden’s red brick - a rich pigmented concrete – and forms an ensemble with the larger Victorian Structure. The abstracted loggia, like a slender and delicate Victorian bandstand, seeks to re-establish the civic ambition and generosity embodied in the many Victorian structures of Springburn’s past age.
Positioned on the perimeter of the site, the new structure opens a prominent corner towards the Winter Garden, focusing a directional view through an arch like frame. A curving bench delineates a place of civic importance in the centre of the new landscaping: a place to gather. The footprint of the former sheds are given over to wild flower meadows pending their rebuilding, and a footpath forming a spine connects a series information columns to be discovered; inscribed with quotes or excerpts from local histories. Visitors thus interact with the garden, seeking out stories and visual interpretation. Oral history meetings would take place within the loggia in addition to encouraging use of the park for theatrical and musical performance, social interaction and building a spirit of renewed community engagement.