FINNIESTON QUAY – CLYDE AUDITORIUM
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, “Armadillo”, lit up in green at Twilight.
The Clyde Auditorium, also known as the Armadillo is one of Glasgow’s concert and auditorium venues located in the former Queen’s Dock by the banks of Finnieston Quay by River Clyde.
Clyde Auditorium is adjacent to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), SSE Hydro Arena and Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Clyde Auditorium was opened on 7th September 1997.
The shape of the Armadillo has resemblance with the Sydney Opera House; although this was not the intention/inspiration; instead it was an interlocking series of ship’s hulls, in reference to Glasgow’s shipbuilding heritage.
Finnieston Quay is located on the North side of River Clyde in Glasgow; before the deindustrialisation the area was filled of docks and warehouses; today it’s an area for housing and businesses.
Queen’s Dock was opened in 1877 to be used for exporting goods from Glasgow city around the world. Sadly, the docks were closed in 1969.
Today, you shall find the following businesses on the banks of Finnieston Quay e.g. Clyde Auditorium, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow City Heliport, Crowne Plaza Hotel etc.
River Clyde is the second longest river in Scotland with its around 40 miles (65 km) long; meandering though the various landscape and suburban areas, including the heart of city of Glasgow. The river stretches from the Firth of Clyde near Port Glasgow, Inverclyde to Glenochar, South Lanarkshire.
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