Glasgow School of Art on fire
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow, Scotland
Docomomo International would like to express how sorry is about the major fire in Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s Glasgow School of Art.
The Glasgow School was an important center for the dissemination of modern architecture in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Press release of Docomomo Scotland:
Fire destroys parts of Glasgow School of Art
One of Scotland´s most significant historic buildings severely damaged
A fire has destroyed parts of the main building of the Glasgow School of Art. Designed by the world renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the building from the early 20th century is an architectural masterpiece of outstanding international significance. The fire started about lunchtime on Friday, 23 May and appears to have damaged mostly the western part of the building.
The building, still in use as an art school, was heavily occupied at the time, with students preparing their end-of-term exhibitions. No-one has been harmed in the incident. Apart from student art work, the building also contains culturally significant interiors and art works from Mackintosh and many other artist. Scotland´s fire service, working throughout the night, are now reporting that the fire has been contained with "more than 90% of the structure ... viable and ... up to 70% of the contents [protected]".
More details: BBC News