Architects: Bruce, Patience and Wernham. Landscaping: ASH Environmental Design Partnership. The Crystal Pavilion was the brainchild of the Hunterian's Graham Durant, who had been pursuing the idea of a Science Centre for Glasgow and saw an opportunity for a small-scale trial of the idea. Inspired by the form of crystals of Copper Sulphate, the design was groundbreaking both in form and in execution - this was the first time resin-fixed glass panels had been used for the skin of a substantial structure (the next large-scale use being in Foster & Partners' 8 Canada Square ten years later).
Stirling's Capital Aluminium Services were instrumental in suggesting and carrying out this method of construction; Arup constructed the steel basis on which their aluminium frame rested. The project was also notable for the demonstration of early Comupter Aided Design, being visualised by Dankers Fleming of Strathclyde School of Architecture.
Despite plans for its relocation to a garden centre in Perth, damage to the pavilion during dismantling meant that the components had to be scrapped.