The Glasgow Canal is in north Glasgow, just 10 minutes from the city centre, and stretches from Port Dundas to Speirs Warf, Firhill and beyond. The area is an emerging destination, home to grass-roots and national cultural organisations, cutting-edge sports activities and Scotland’s first urban nature reserve.
By working collaboratively with local organisations, residents and stakeholders the Glasgow Canal Project aims to unlock the potential of the canal to create a vibrant neighbourhood for people to live, work and visit. This project is ongoing and aims to place local people and organisations at the heart of the process.
There is a vast amount of activity happening along the canal that goes under the radar as there was no visitor-facing website that collects all information centrally. At TAKTAL, we developed a platform website that aggregates the wealth of activity, events, projects and news in one place. This will also include visitor information, a director of spaces available and profiles for all local organisations.
Due to the array of organisations and strong ‘brands’ in the area the design brief for the aesthetic and name is ‘un-brand’ - a platform that aims to amplify what is already existing as opposed to create a new voice that dominates.