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A team led by Page & Park Architects has been approved for the restoration of the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building which was destroyed by fire last spring. The appointment was announced March 31, 2015. The design team will lead the project, following presentations by a shortlist of five leading practices earlier this month.

Page \ Park undertook a detailed analysis of the construction of a bay from the Mackintosh Library, including the creation of an accurate scale model, to answer the question “what do we know about the library that will enable us to do a successful reconstruction?”

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UK culture secretary Sajid Javid called the staff and students of the Glasgow School of Art an inspiration on a visit to the art school yesterday, July 24. The school’s historic Mackintosh Building tragically went up in flames on May 23, and both the building and student artworks inside were left seriously damaged. “The resilience shown by the staff and students since the terrible fire is a real inspiration,” Javid said.

It was also announced this week that the government will provide a further £5 million to go towards a new Graduate and Research Center.

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A crane lifts charred debris from the roof of Glasgow School of Art. Windows on the building's ruinous west side, their glass gone, reveal the burnt-out studios within. It is a scene of devastation.

But, in a gallery a few steps away, the courage and creativity of students whose biggest moment was wrecked by the fire that rampaged through Charles Rennie Mackintosh's great building last month makes for what must be the most moving of this summer's graduate exhibitions.

This is not a normal degree show. It cannot be. The School of Fine Art that was based in the Mackintosh building has put together what it calls a showcase for those of its students whose degree work was caught up in the fast spreading inferno.

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