RIBA Awards 2009 Scotland – Architects, Scottish Buildings

RIBA Award 2009 Scotland, Architecture, Buildings, Winners, Shortlist, Projects, UK

RIBA Awards 2009 : Scottish Winners

Royal Institute of British Architects, Scotland

21 May 2009

RIBA Awards Scottish Winners

Great Result for Scotland in UK Architecture Awards

Unprecedented Seven Scottish Winners for 2009 RIBA Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards. An unprecedented seven projects in Scotland will receive awards. David Dunbar, President of the Royal Incorporation, said: “We are delighted that Scotland has come up with such a strong list of winners. These buildings are undoubtedly among the best in the UK and a great credit to Scotland’s architects.

The Scottish 2009 RIBA Award winners, alphabetical:

Beatson Institute New Cancer Research Facility, Glasgow
Reiach & Hall Architects

Drummond House – The Shed, Meigle, Perthshire
LJRH Architects

Moore Street Housing, Glasgow
Richard Murphy Architects with Elder & Cannon Architects, JM Architects and Page Park Architects

North Glasgow College

Pollock Civic Realm, Glasgow
Archial Architects Ltd

The Potterrow Development, University of Edinburgh
Bennetts Associates

The Printworks, Glasgow
Cameron Webster Architects

RIBA President Sunand Prasad said about the 2009 RIBA Award winners: ‘The RIBA Awards are a thermometer to indicate the state of health of British architecture and for 2009 the results are good: both quality and quantity have been maintained. This year’s list accurately reflects both the diversity, and the workload of UK architecture, with more schools and health buildings than usual winning awards. It is particularly heartening to see more schemes that are about regenerating our cities, towns and countryside. These awards, which are judged on a regional basis, reflect and reward the good things that are going on all across the UK, and they also form the basis of what promises to be another interesting year for the RIBA Stirling Prize.’

The judging panel for this year, chaired by architect and television commentator Piers Gough Hon FRIAS, also included architect Allan Murray FRIAS, and, Rob Gregory RIBA, Assistant Editor of Architectural Review. Piers Gough commented: “This year’s shortlist exemplifies the strong architectural culture in Scotland. The tradition of rigour is tempered by beauty and humanity.” The panel was advised by RIAS Secretary & Treasurer, Neil Baxter.

The RIBA Awards, among the most prestigious annual architectural awards in the UK, have been running continuously since 1966. RIBA Awards are given for buildings that achieve the highest architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the environment.

RIBA Award-winning buildings go on to be considered for RIBA National Awards which will be presented at local ceremonies in May 2009. The Stirling Prize, the top UK architectural prize, will be announced in October.

RIBA Awards 2009

RIBA Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 and is the professional body for over 3,500 chartered architects in Scotland. The RIAS works in partnership with the RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) to promote excellent design in Scotland.

Each regional jury was made up of a regional representative, a lay assessor from various disciplines and the jury chair, who is a nationally renowned architect and chairs the shortlisting panel. They visited the shortlisted projects, talked to clients and users and assessing design excellence irrespective of style, size or complexity. The jury changes every year.

Image credits:
Beatson Institute New Cancer Research Facility, Reiach & Hall Architects.
Image: Paul Zanre.
Drummond House – The Shed, LJRH Architects.
Image: Graeme Hutton & Archie Wilson.
Moore Street Housing, Richard Murphy Architects.
Image: Andrew Lee.
North Glasgow College, RMJM.
Image: Keith Hunter Photography.
Pollock Civic Realm, Archial Architects Ltd.
Image: Andrew Lee. The Potterow Development, Bennetts Associates. Image: Keith Hunter Photography. The Printworks, Cameron Webster Architects. Image: Phillimore Photography.

Each RIBA Award-winning project is presented with a plaque (pictured below), sponsored and produced by the Lead Sheet Association. The association has been supporting the RIBA Awards since 1989 by producing the plaques, which are individually numbered and recorded, and can be seen on buildings all over the country.

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