Mecanoo envisions the project as means to create a new gateway to Perth; to its history and its pride. The scheme proposal seeks to re-activate Perth City Hall by a number of â€˜light touchâ€™ interventions that embrace the buildingâ€™s beauty and character, whilst improving accessibility and reinforcing existing connections. By increasing transparency on all elevations and providing levelled access, people are encouraged to come inside.
The public â€˜internal vennelâ€™ allows the public to walk through the building with the possibility entering the exhibition spaces and cafÃ©. Inside the characteristic main hall, an inserted volume offers optimal flexibility to exhibit Perth & Kinross Councilâ€™s permanent and temporary collections. The renewed public realm between the city hall and St John's Kirk will feature a comfortable seating area. A new lighting scheme threads the design for the building and public realm together.