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Roses Design Awards 2011

Reiach and Hall Nominated for Seven Roses Awards

Reiach and Hall have been nominated for an unprecedented seven awards in the Roses Awards this year.

The nomination categories are; Architecture team of the year; Health building of the year for the new stobhill ward extension; Health building of the year for the new extension to the Intensive Care Unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary; Office Building of the Year for Dundee House; Proposed Building of the Year for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre – Lanarkshire; Best Re-use of a Listed Building for Dundee House; Low Cost Project of the Year for the Bothy at Ettrick Valley.

Two buildings shortlisted for Roses Design Awards 2011:

Dundee Council Offices, Dundee, Scotland
Dundee Council Offices
image © Dave Morris
Dundee Council Offices Building

Maggies Lanarkshire, near Glasgow, Scotland
Maggies Lanarkshire
image © Reiach and Hall Architects
Maggies Lanarkshire

Lyle Chrystie of Reiach and Hall said “We are delighted to receive such broad recognition of our work. Nearly everyone in the office has at some stage or another contributed to these projects. Such strong peer recognition really lifts the spirits.” – 9 Aug 2011

15 Oct 2010

Roses Design Awards – 2010

Archial’s Small Animal Hospital Wins Gold at 2010 Roses Design Awards

Two projects by Archial, one of the UK’s leading architectural practices, have won top accolades at the 2010 Roses Design Awards last night in Manchester (14.10.10).

The projects, both designed by Archial’s Glasgow office, are the Small Animal Hospital for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, which won a Gold, and Lochgarry – 40 Cleveden Drive, Glasgow, a residential project undertaken for a private client which won Silver.

Small Animal Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
Small Animal Hospital Glasgow
photo © Andrew Lee

Archial’s eye-catching design for the £10.5 million pioneering Small Animal Hospital for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, won the Gold Award in the Architecture; Public Building Category.

The building has previously won a RIBA Regional Award, the Supreme Award from the Glasgow Institute of Architects and the prestigious RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

Situated at the entrance to the grounds of the Garscube Estate, the Small Animal Hospital provides state of the art services for animal owners and referring practitioners throughout Scotland and Northern England, including the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical techniques.

Russell Baxter of Archial said, “One of our chief concerns when conceiving the design for this facility was how to create a large hospital building without ruining the beautiful green space for which the Garscube Estate is renowned. Essentially, our solution involved lifting up the ground, peeling off the grass and placing the new building underneath.

“Since various aspects of the new facility did not require natural light – much of its 4500 sq m involves internal spaces such as the treatment area, oncology and diagnostics – this design solution was able to meet the needs of the hospital whilst maintaining the integrity of the location. In order to let daylight in to public areas, an innovative ‘crystal’ glass cupola, lit with different colours at night, sits within the building’s sloping grass roof.”

The natural look of the new Small Animal Hospital is completed with stone-filled gabion baskets, lending the building a deliberately solid and heavy base, emphasising the driving idea of roof and ground.

40 Cleveden Drive, Glasgow, Scotland
40 Cleveden Drive
photo © Andrew Lee, from Archial architects

The recently completed Lochgarry – 40 Cleveden Drive project is a stunning £3 million conversion of a luxury five bedroom period villa in the west end of Glasgow: the project picked up Silver in the Architecture: Residential Category.

The former boys’ home has undergone a dramatic transformation that has seen the architects extend and convert the property to better suit the requirements of the owner.

Calum MacCalman, director at Archial, said, “The more radical interventions made to the building are very modern, though we’ve respected and retained many of the traditional features. In addition to reinstating timber panelling doors, cornicing and ceiling roses throughout, we designed skirtings and facings for the house that complemented its traditional character whilst lending it a contemporary twist.”

The ground floor of the property now houses a library, living room and a dining kitchen, from which a new staircase descends into the garden level, where another kitchen and family relaxation space that relate directly to the garden are located. This leads through to a study, gym, studio space and a hi-tech multimedia room.

The first floor, meanwhile, comprises four bedrooms, all en suite, while the entire second floor is devoted to a master suite, incorporating a sleeping area, dressing room and a sitting area with tea and coffee making facilities. A new structural glass staircase extending from the first to the second floor is a particularly striking design feature.

Externally, the landscaped garden includes a cricket pitch, a cobbled driveway, an undercover barbecue area and various other al fresco spaces for relaxation.

The Roses Design Awards celebrate the best of graphic and architectural design produced in the UK outside the M25.

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Small Animal Hospital Glasgow : Archial previously won the prestigious Andrew Doolan Award in 2009 for this building


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