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With over 1 million annual visitors expected to pass through the doors of the Riverside Museum in Glasgow’s Harbour district, the new home of Glasgow’s Museum of Transport is one of the city’s most popular visitor attractions. The challenge for awarding-winning UK landscape architects, Gross Max was to create an external landscape that would complement the symbolic and functional design of the exhibition layout, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing external environment that would also accommodate outside events, including transport related events, and endure the high volume of visitors to the museum.
Leading the design, Gross Max specified TERRAM Geocell, and TERRAM 1B1 Drainage Geocomposite as the preferred geosynthetic solution for the landscape’s construction. The use of geosynthetic materials such as TERRAM Geocell provided a robust and environmentally sound ground engineering solution, while enhancing the aesthetics of the landscape.
The landscaping surrounding the 7000m2 exhibit area comprises grassed slopes, at different levels, stabilised at the surface with horizontal geocell layers filled with a free-draining granular material. The newly-formed slopes were stabilised against erosion with geocell filled with a high-quality topsoil and a low-maintenance turf.