Мавзолей Гамильтона – одно из наиболее значимых сооружений в городе. Ежегодно его посещают тысячи туристов, желающих узнать больше об истории региона. Конкурс собирает идеи по модернизации здания и расширению его функционала (к примеру, здесь может быть организовано выставочное пространство или образовательный центр). Принять участие могут все желающие.
Hamilton Mausoleum Trust and the Glasgow Institute of Architects invite design ideas to save the Hamilton Mausoleum and Keeper’s Lodge for the cultural benefit of future generations. This competition seeks ideas for the re-imagining of the Mausoleum & Keeper’s Lodge and connections to the Low Parks masterplan. The buildings have potential for use as events space, exhibition space, or an interpretation centre for local history but there are no limits on the potential use you can propose. Ideas are welcomed that consider the mausoleum, lodge and their setting holistically with an emphasis on benefits to the town of Hamilton and its local community.
A local landmark, visible from the M74, it is one of the town’s most iconic buildings. Located in Strathclyde Country Park, and designed by David Bryce, it was built as a family tomb for the 10th Duke of Hamilton, whose wife Susan Beckford inherited the art collection amassed by her ancestors through their ownership of sugar plantations in Jamaica.
The building features a monolithic plinth and portico holding the rotunda and dome with a central oculus. The entrance is marked by remarkable lion sculptures by Alexander Handyside Ritchie. The interior has a decorative marble floor and is renowned for its 15 second echo. The Keeper’s Lodge sits to the north east, connected to the Mausoleum by a services tunnel.
The Hamilton Mausoleum Trust was established in 2019 to promote the need for urgent repairs to both the Mausoleum and the Keeper’s Lodge and to secure the future of these historic assets. In 2020 South Lanarkshire Council pledged to undertake the urgent repair of the Hamilton Mausoleum as part of the council’s capital programme for 2020/21. This will help preserve the historic attraction from visible signs of water damage by allowing the replacement of the lead and guttering on both the flat roofs and dome.