Best Building in Scotland Award 2006

Best Building in Scotland Awards, Shortlist, Winner, Photos, Architects, Prize

RIAS Best Building in Scotland Award : 2006 – Architecture

Andrew Doolan Award – 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

6 Nov 2006

Andy Doolan Awards Winner 2006

2006 Results
Winner: Maggie’s Highland Cancer Care Centre, Inverness
PagePark Architects
Best Building in Scotland 2006

Maggies Inverness
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RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2006

Top Ten Scottish Buildings announced

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) today announced the short list for the 2006 Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland. This year saw the largest number of entries since the scheme began in 2002 – with 34 entries in total, from all parts of Scotland. The jury found the task of narrowing the list down to 10 buildings particularly challenging. The ten buildings cover a wide range of building types and budgets, including a one-off family home, a cancer care centre and a new concert hall.

The assessors will now visit all the shortlisted buildings, before announcing the overall winner at a presentation dinner at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh on 16 November.

Mary Wrenn, Chief Executive of the RIAS said: “The aim of the Award is to recognize the one building which the jury agrees stands out as the best building created in Scotland during the eligibility period from I January 2005 to 31 May 2006.

A short-listed building must show the potential to endure as “a fine work of architecture throughout its working life”. The overall Andrew Doolan Award winner should be a clear example of an outstanding work of architecture.”

Best Building in Scotland – shortlisted buildings:
Maggie’s Highland Cancer Care Centre, Inverness (PagePark)
The Scottish Storytelling centre, Edinburgh (Malcolm Fraser Architects)
Perth Concert Hall, Perth (Building Design Partnership Ltd)
St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral redevelopment, Edinburgh (LDN Architects)
The Bridge Arts Centre, Easterhouse, Glasgow (Gareth Hoskins)
JKS Workshops, Clydebank (Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects)
The Saltire Centre, Glasgow (Building Design Partnership Ltd)
Kelvingrove New Century Project, (Building Design Partnership Ltd)
Three Seton Mains, Longniddry (Paterson Architects)
Royal Bank of Scotland HQ, Gogarburn, Edinburgh (Michael Laird Architects)

RIAS – The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
6 Nov 2006 : Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award

Best Building in Scotland – assessors:
Clare Wright, Director, Wright & Wright Architects, London; Professor Simon Unwin, Chair of Architecture, University of Dundee School of Architecture; Frank McDonald, Environment Editor, The Irish Times; author of The Destruction of Dublin (1985), Saving the City (1989) and The Construction of Dublin (2000); Douglas Read, President RIAS; Dignan Read Dewar Architects, Edinburgh
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is the professional body for Scotland’s 3000 chartered architects. They work in 1000 businesses, mainly very small, as well as in areas of industry from housebuilding to local and central government.

The RIAS has charitable status and offers a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process.

The RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award was founded by architect Andrew Doolan in 2002 and continues after his untimely death in 2004 through the continued generosity of Ms Margaret Doolan and her family, with additional support from the Scottish Executive.

25 Oct 2006

RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2006

Can Edinburgh win prestigious architecture prize for third time?

The eyes of the architecture and design world are turning to Scotland for the biggest event of the architectural calendar. At £25,000, the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, presented by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is the biggest architecture prize in the UK.

The prize honours the designer of the project identified by the judges as the most outstanding building created in Scotland in the last 12 months.

Hopeful architects will hear if their scheme has won the prestigious prize on the evening of Thursday 16 November at a gala dinner in Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel.

Between now and the announcement date, a jury of three architects and a lay assessor will be busy compiling a shortlist of the most promising buildings drawn up from the 34 entries. Each of the shortlisted buildings will be visited by the judges and the designers will be presented with a certificate at the award ceremony.

The jury for the 2006 Award comprises:
Clare Wright, Director, Wright & Wright Architects, London; Professor Simon Unwin, Chair of Architecture, University of Dundee School of Architecture; Frank McDonald, Environment Editor, The Irish Times; author of The Destruction of Dublin (1985), Saving the City (1989) and The Construction of Dublin (2000); Douglas Read, President RIAS; Dignan Read Dewar Architects, Edinburgh

RIAS Chief Executive Mary Wrenn said:
“This year’s entries present a particularly strong field – the judges will have a very hard job indeed. They will be considering a wide range of criteria before making their recommendations. They will look at the architect’s use of materials and the detailing and craftsmanship of each project, as well as considering the building’s accessibility and energy credentials. The winning building should be an outstanding piece of contemporary design that serves its users well and will stand the test of time.”

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award – 25 Oct 2006

Two of the four previous winners have been in Edinburgh: Dance Base (2002) designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects and the Scottish Parliament by EMBT/RMJM (2005). Glasgow took the prize in 2004 with St Aloysius College, Clavius Building by Elder and Cannon Architects and An Turas, Tiree (2003) created by Sutherland Hussey Architects with Jake Harvey, Glen Onwin, Donald Urquhart and Sandra Kennedy.

On 16 November, all eyes will be on the Edinburgh finalists to see if the city can complete an architectural hat trick.

The RIAS Andrew Doolan Award was founded by architect, Andrew Doolan in 2002 and continues after his untimely death in 2004 through the continued generosity of Mrs Margaret Doolan and her family, with additional support from the Scottish Executive.

The RIAS Andrew Doolan Award shortlist to be announced 5 Nov 2006

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