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Scottish Building Prize – Shortlist

RIAS Award for Architecture Scotland

Best Building in Scotland
£25,000 prize donated by Andrew Doolan and Point Hotel

THE SEARCH IS ON AGAIN TO FIND THE BEST NEW BUILDING IN SCOTLAND
What will win in 2004 – could it be a house extension, a hotel, an art gallery or office block? All new building projects in Scotland designed by an architect, no matter how big or small, will be considered.

The panel of four architect judges will be looking for innovative, exciting and imaginative new buildings that have that WOW! factor. Last year they found it in An Turas, the amazing ferry shelter on Tiree; and in Dance Base, Edinburgh in 2002. The architects of the winning building will receive £25,000, making this the biggest architecture prize in the UK and one of the biggest in the world.

John Pelan, RIAS Director of Communications said: “The RIAS Award for Architecture has established itself as one of the top architecture prizes in the world. The quality of the buildings that have been submitted over the last two years show what an incredibly exciting time this is for Scottish architecture. The Award recognises the enormous talent within the architectural profession, much of it home-grown, which is restoring Scotland to its rightful place as an international centre of good
architecture.”

The judges for the 2004 RIAS Award:

Andrew Doolan, Andrew Doolan Architects, Edinburgh
Gordon Murray, President, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Professor Andy MacMillan, Emeritus Professor, Mackintosh School of Architecture
Hennu Kjisik, Harris-Kjisik Architects, Helsinki

The closing date for entries to the RIAS Award for Architecture, Best Building in Scotland is 31 May 2004. The winner will be announced in October.

For more info re the RIAS Award for Architecture

Contact 0131 229 7545. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Edinburgh

Previously:
BEST BUILDING IN SCOTLAND

RIAS AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE 2003
Best Building in Scotland
£25,000 prize donated by Andrew Doolan and Point Hotel

5 Scottish buildings are competing for the UK’s biggest architecture prize. The architect of the winning building will receive £25,000 – one of the largest building awards in the world.

RIAS Award Shortlist

Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh
Reiach and Hall Architects
Mossman Houses, Edinburgh
Arcade Architects
Kilncraigs Mill, Alloa
LDN Architects
Radisson Glasgow Hotel, Glasgow
Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects
An Turas, Tiree
Sutherland Hussey Architects with Jake Harvey, Glen Onwin, Donald Urquhart & Sandra Kennedy

The RIAS award was established last year in recognition of the growing number of innovative, exciting new buildings in Scotland. Building projects of all sizes and types from across the country are eligible for the award, but must demonstrate innovation, design excellence and competition. Other considerations for the judges are: detailing of materials, sustainable design, technical ability and aesthetic appeal.

The judging panel spent three days visiting a wide variety of projects, ranging from a multi-million pound hotel in the centre of Glasgow to a ferry shelter on the island of Tiree and a pair of mews houses in Edinburgh. The five finalists were chosen as the best examples of new building design in Scotland, which match the stringent criteria of the award.

The winner of the RIAS Award for Architecture, Best Building in Scotland will be announced at Point Conference Centre, Bread Street Edinburgh on 3 October.

Judges for the 2003 award:
Andrew Doolan, Andrew Doolan Architects, Edinburgh;
Professor Andy MacMillan OBE, Mackintosh School of Architecture;
Julia Barfield MBE, Marks Barfield Architects; London;
Irene Barkley, Hackland and Dore Architects, Edinburgh

John Pelan, RIAS Director of Communications, said:
“The judges had a difficult job in selecting a final shortlist for the award. They were in agreement, however, that the overall standard of the entries was extremely high, proving that clients who show vision and courage are rewarded with fantastic architecture. Scotland’s architects are delivering world class, sustainable, innovative and radical new buildings to be enjoyed and used by everyone.” Contact RIAS Communications Department for more info

RIAS Award for Architecture 2003

RIAS Award for Architecture
‘LOOKING FOR THE WOW! FACTOR IN SCOTLAND’S NEW BUILDINGS’

The search is on again to find the best new building in Scotland.

Will it be an art gallery, an office block, a hotel, a school, a hospital or even a straw bale house?

A panel of architect judges will be looking for innovative, exciting and imaginative new buildings that have that WOW! factor. The architects of the winning building will receive £25,000, making this the biggest architecture prize in the UK and one of the biggest in the world.

Last year the RIAS Award for Architecture was won by Malcolm Fraser Architects for Dance Base studios in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, a building described by the judges as “simple, direct, good architecture”. Dance Base faced stiff competition from many other fantastic new Scottish projects and it is guaranteed that this year’s panel will have just as difficult a time choosing the best building.

John Pelan, RIAS Director of Communications said:

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Scottish architecture. Throughout the country architects are designing and building clever, functional, and aesthetically pleasing new buildings – buildings which have a positive long-term impact on Scotland’s culture, economy, communities and environment.

The RIAS Award for Architecture recognises the enormous talent within the architectural profession, much of it home-grown, which is helping to restore Scotland to its rightful place as an international centre of design excellence.”
The judges for the 2003 Award are:
Andrew Doolan, Andrew Doolan Architects, Edinburgh
Irene Barkley, President, Edinburgh Architectural Association
Professor Andy MacMillan, Emeritus Professor, Mackintosh School of Architecture
Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield Architects, London
The closing date for entries to the RIAS Award for Architecture, Best Building in Scotland is 30 May 2003.

RIAS information – 2 Apr 2003

RIBA Awards

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2003 PR

RIAS Awards Delayed
The presentation date for this year’s RIAS Award for Architecture has been changed from 3rd October to 23rd OCTOBER.

It will take place between 12 and 2pm at Point Conference Centre, Edinburgh.
Andrew Doolan: “the quality of architecture in Scotland is getting a lot better.”

RIAS: Award 2002
27 Sep 2002

RIAS Award for Architecture

Architects win £25,000 – UK’s biggest architecture prize
Dance Base studios in Grassmarket, Edinburgh, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, has won the RIAS Award for Architecture – Best Building in Scotland 2002. The judges were Andrew Doolan, architect and businessman; Gordon Davies, RIAS President; Professor Andy MacMillan; and Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT architects.
The architects were presented with a cheque for £25,000 on 27 September at Point Conference Centre, Edinburgh.
Dance Base is a £5m project employing a use of existing buildings, new build and the natural landscape. The judges said about the winning scheme:
“Dance Base is a facility for all whose well-being will be enhanced by an awareness of movement in space. It is a most enjoyable and clever sequence of well-conceived spaces and circulation. Simple, direct, good architecture, memorable rooms and immaculate contemporary details. A clever solution to a difficult site.
There is innovative use of natural light and views out which anchor the building in its unique location below the castle. This is a building which embraces everyone. The jury suggests that the proposal to let the building spill out into the Grassmarket would enhance the project and add an architectural dimension out of Edinburgh liveliest spaces”
51 buildings were submitted to the RIAS Award for Architecture, 14 of which were visited. The other five shortlisted buildings were: Stirling Tolbooth by Richard Murphy Architects; Mount Stuart Visitor Centre, Isle of Bute by Munkenbeck + Marshall; New Byre Theatre, St Andrews by Nicoll Russell Studios; and Graham Square housing by McKeown Alexander Architects.

Stirling Prize

News May 2002

RIAS AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
Best Building in Scotland
£25,000 prize donated by Andrew Doolan and Point Hotel

Launched at Point Conference Centre, Edinburgh on 22 Mar

Speech given by Gordon Davies, President of the RIAS and filmed by BBC Scotland

VIEW:
The launch – attended by Edinburgh Contemporary Architecture – was a considered and restrained affair. Views by Peter Wilson and Johnny Rodgers in the March 22 Building Design are useful in reminding us not to get too carried away with Scotland’s standing in the world of architecture. The huge prize money and stellar ‘international architect’ for the judging panel bring much-needed confidence to Scottish architecture and will help put us on the map. Let’s use this drive to reinvigorate our committment to improving our built environment – all of it, not just the architectural jewels. We’ve seen improvements in new galleries, museums and offices in the last decade but great swathes of the city are still impoverished with respect to their building design and facilities. Improving the ‘sink’ estates would not only save our embarassment when showing visitor’s around our city but would cut crime and of course improve the lives of the people who live there. Now that we have one powerful prize for the best building, the numerous other Scottish Awards could perhaps hand out some gongs to people involved in city improvement, masterplans, community and housing initiatives.

Deyan Sudjic’s piece
added 26.03.02
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4380332,00l

The Scotsman reported: “Among the projects expected to be considered are Edinburgh’s Oloroso restaurant in George Street, The Tun building in Holyrood Road, the Museum of Country Life in East Kilbride and Arbroath Abbey visitor centre. Also in the running are Dance Base in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow“.
23.03.02

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