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Scottish Architecture : Buildings in Scotland
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Architecture in Scotland
We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Scottish Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed Scottish buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the country. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings in Scotland is also welcome.
We have numerous pages of Scottish Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.
Building News Scotland
photo of Eden Court : Keith Hunter
The two major recent buildings in Scotland are the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh by EMBT/RMJM and the Transport Museum in Glasgow by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Other recent key buildings in Scotland include the Museum of Scotland (extension) in Edinburgh by Benson + Forsyth and the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow by gm+ad architects.
Most of the significant contemporary Scottish buildings have been built in the central belt but the proposed V&A in Dundee and the recent Aberdeen Library Building by SHL are exceptions.
Famous architects with buildings in Scotland include Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and David Chipperfield, though none of the buildings represent their best work.
Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor.
Scottish Walking Tours : Architecture Walking Tours
Scottish Architecture : best Buildings of the last three decades
Scottish Buildings by Type
Scottish Castles I Scottish Churches I Scottish Hotels I Scottish Houses I Scottish Housing
Scottish Offices I Scottish Restaurants I Scottish Schools I Scottish Theatres
Scottish Architecture - Brief Overview
Scottish Architecture took a positive turn in the eighties thanks to the energy of architects such as Richard Murphy and then got a huge boost from the National Lottery - though so did the rest of the UK. No resting on laurels though, because despite one of the largest architecture prizes in the world, Scottish Architecture is not yet up there with Swiss, Spanish, Dutch or Japanese Architecture. One could of course analyse and then criticise each of the above but these countries have displayed strength of vision carried through into buildings of real quality.
Buildings in Scottish Cities
Buildings from the last 30 years - Scottish Architecture Tour
The Tour is backed up by a huge database of resource, news & events.
e-architect also do walking tours of key architecture in Scotland. Contact us at info(at)e-architect.co.uk to discuss your tour requirements.
These major buildings are also online at Scottish Architecture Tour with images and text
In Scotland there's a range of buildings from the intricacy of Richard Murphy to the contextual manners of Malcolm Fraser, the refined rigour of Reiach and Hall to the bombast and drive of gm+ad, from the dominant form-making of Page & Park to the heroic concrete building forms of Elder & Cannon and Gareth Hoskins' elegant roofscapes, pictures of which belong on postcards. The Scottish Architecture Tour is backed up by a huge database of tours, news & events.
Scottish Architecture Links
Architecture + Design Scotland I Scottish Architects I Architect Jobs Scotland
Scottish Landscape Architecture I Architecture Policy Scotland I Construction Scotland
Key Scottish Buildings
More Scottish Architecture online soon
We have a huge range of Scottish building projects on the site, ranging from historic castles to modern houses and offices: Scottish Architecture Guide
photo © Adrian Welch
Architecture Design Scotland News
Major new Scottish buildings and masterplans are monitored in Scotland by A+DS, the equivalent of CABE in England, with funding provided by the Scottish Executive who also support Scottish architecture by helping to fund The Lighthouse in Glasgow.
Best Building in Scotland Award
A major beneficiary to architecture in Scotland is the late Andrew Doolan and his generous award fund. This £25k prize is awarded annually.
Scottish Design Awards
The Scottish Design Awards are a highlight in the architectural and design calendar. As ever the event aims to recognize the best graphic and architectural design in Scotland. It offers a unique platform from which designers and architects can come together to showcase their talent. No other awards process brings together these related though distinct disciplines, offering both sectors an opportunity to come together and applaud the achievements being made in the creative sphere.
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Scottish Buildings - page : adrian welch / isabelle lomholt