RIAS Awards 2017 Winners

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RIAS Awards 2017 Winners

Scottish Architecture Prize News: Winning Buildings + Architects in Scotland

23 + 22 Jun 2017

RIBA Awards in 2017

RIBA National Awards Winners in 2017

49 projects across the UK have been announced as winners in the 2017 National Awards for architecture, which distinguishes the UK’s most outstanding buildings and offers insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country.

RIAS Awards Winners in 2017

• City of Glasgow College by Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects – Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Scotland – Further education college
City of Glasgow College Building + City of Glasgow College – City Campus

• Newhouse of Auchengee by Ann Nisbet Studio – Meikle Auchengree, North Ayrshire, Scotland – Individual house
Newhouse of Auchengree
photo © David Barbour
Newhouse of Auchengee

• Rockvilla by Hoskins Architects – Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, Scotland – Workspace/office
Rockvilla in Glasgow
photo from architects
Rockvilla in Glasgow

16 Jun 2017

RIAS Awards 2017 Winners

RIAS Awards 2017 Winners

At its Awards Dinner in Edinburgh, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) announced 12 winners for its 2017 Awards, representing the very best of current Scottish architecture. The judging panel was Ole Wiig FRIAS, Lorraine Landels Hon FRIAS, Stuart McKnight RIAS RIBA (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects) and Karen Anderson FRIAS (Timber Award).

RIAS Announces 12 Winners in Awards

Stewart Henderson, President of the RIAS, commented:
“The quality of contemporary Scottish architecture is well worthy of celebration.
These awards demonstrate that buildings of all scales and throughout the country are
exemplary in their design, execution and in what they deliver for their clients, users
and communities.”

In the sixth year of the restyled awards the RIAS has again teamed up with Forestry
Commission Scotland/Wood for Good, Historic Environment Scotland, The Scottish
Government, Zero Waste Scotland and Saint-Gobain for our five prestigious sub-category
awards.

The RIAS Awards 2017 winners are (listed alphabetically with short judges citations):

City of Glasgow College – City Campus, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)
Reiach and Hall Architects / Michael Laird Architects

The initial impression is of immensity, boldly signalling the building’s presence as an
important place of learning. The palette and form of the building are deliberately restrained to
generate something of skill, clarity and elegance, on the grandest scale.

Due West, Argyll & Bute (contract value not for publication)
cameronwebster architects

This house is more than a match for the challenge of its dramatic site. Uncompromisingly
rectilinear, its interior gains maximum benefit from the extraordinary views which it
commands. In keeping with the exposed rock faces which embrace the building, its materials
are robust.

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline (contract value: £.9.1m)
Richard Murphy Architects

Bringing together museum, art galleries, meeting rooms and a café, alongside the world’s
first Andrew Carnegie Library, the building is arranged around an internal “street”. This
elegantly and legibly connects all of its facilities.

Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow (contract value: £12.1m)
Hoskins Architects

This is a substantial healthcare hub, serving a large area, bringing together NHS and
Council services with four GP practices. The brick-clad exterior of the building, softened by
timber accents, draws visitors into the welcoming atrium.

Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh (contract value not for publication)
A449 LTD

There are very few sites which combine proximity to a major conurbation with coastal views
of this quality. Although set between a busy road and a public beach, this new home is
simultaneously public and private, polite and deceptively large.

Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross (contract value not for publication)
Scampton and Barnett Architects

This adapted former shepherd’s cottage keeps faith with its original character. New red roofs
echo the historic corrugated metal which features throughout the Highlands. A thing of gentle
diligence, this new home enhances this remote little corner of Scotland.

Glendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail, Glasgow (contract
value: £12.2m)
Glasgow City Council – DRS Project Management & Design

This shared English and Gaelic language campus brings together two schools on one site
yet allows each to maintain its own distinct identity. Scale, form and materials respond to the
historic tenemental character of the area.

James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh (contract value: £28.5m)
jmarchitects

Set within the Listed walls of the A Listed Bruntsfield Tower, these new buildings retain the
historic campus quality of the school. The new development embraces the “full education
journey” from nursery to secondary within attractive, flexible new facilities.

Moray Place, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)
Somner Macdonald Architects

In the 1930s, two adjoining townhouses were adapted to provide large floorplate apartments.
While respecting the Georgian character of its spaces, bold design moves and the
reconfiguration of the layout create a contemporary dwelling of real impact.

Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire (contract value not for publication)
Ann Nisbet Studio

On an elevation, commanding long views over the agricultural landscape, this cluster of
separate spaces reflects the way that historic farm buildings developed over decades past.
The zinc cladding reflects the light and cloud patterns of its setting.

Powis Place, Aberdeen (contract value: £10.5m)
Carson & Partners

This urban-edge site is bounded on three sides by busy roads, rising significantly front to
back. Self-contained around an upper level courtyard, this robustly sculptural building
enhances the locale. Entrance and shared social spaces open to the street.

Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow (contract value: £4.9m)
Hoskins Architects

Described as “creative engine room” for the National Theatre, the existing structural frame
was retained and re-clad to reinforce the industrial aesthetic. A restrained internal palette
houses a double-height atrium/social space, rehearsal spaces, offices and meeting rooms.

Special Category Awards:

Special Category Award – the Best Use of Timber
The winner of the Wood for Good/Forestry Commission Scotland Award for the Best
Use of Timber was:

Culardoch Shieling, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects Ltd
Timber Award judge, Karen Anderson, said:

“The newly disturbed heather (used for the roof) and new, unweathered timber
signals this building is recently completed but somehow already it feels as if it has
occupied this remote spot for years. Its form inspired by mountain howffs and
bothies, timber was used for its adaptability and portability.
The external cladding of air dried, wavy, larch will weather into the landscape whilst
the locally grown spruce interior evokes the vernacular. This building will only get
better with time.”

Special Category Award – Conservation and Climate Change
The winner of the Historic Environment Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate
Change was:

Dalkeith Corn Exchange by Michael Laird Architects
Barbara Cummins, Director of Heritage at Historic Environment Scotland, said:

“The vision and determination of the Melville Housing Association and their design
team have brought a “building at risk” back to life. The project demonstrates both
sensitive approaches to conservation work that invest in the training of traditional
skills, and an exemplary approach to addressing climate change issues.
The involvement of many local people to help integrate artefacts and interpretation
across the site adds to the considerable achievements that are recognised by this
award.”

Special Category Award – Resource Efficiency
The winner of Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficiency Award was:

Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross by Scampton and Barnett Architects
Petra Biberbach, Board Member of Zero Waste Scotland, presented Scampton and Barnett

Architects with the special award for resource efficiency. She said:
“We at Zero Waste Scotland are proud to support excellence in resource efficient
design, and support projects that further Scotland’s circular economy ambitions.
Fernaig Cottage illustrates the successful adaption of a dilapidated shepherd’s hut
into a sustainable family home, demonstrating a commitment to pioneering
construction principles that value natural resources and minimise environmental
impact.
By utilising local existing and recyclable material, including end of life considerations
for the structure, and taking advantage of solar gain, air source heat pump and high
thermal mass, Scampton and Barnett have shown the scale of opportunity that exists
for sustainable construction.”

RIAS President’s Award for Placemaking
Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre, Edinburgh by

jmarchitects, Oberlanders Architects and John C Hope Architects
RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, said:

“This new award recognises the crucial role that architects play in delivering the
spaces between buildings and in delineating and defining our public realm. Our
colleagues at Architecture & Design Scotland and in the Scottish Government have
encouraged politicians, the construction industry, clients and developers to regard
this as a priority. This award reinforces this very positive endeavour.”

Special Category Award – Emerging Architect
The winner of the Saint-Gobain Emerging Architect Award was:

Neil Taylor, Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd (T.A.P.) for Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride
and the Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline

Stuart McKill, Sustainable Habitat Leader in Scotland, said:
“Saint-Gobain in Scotland, represented by our 22 operating brands, is absolutely
delighted to once again to be supporting the RIAS awards and in particular the
Emerging Architect Award.
Saint-Gobain’s ambition as a supplier of materials and building solutions, is to deliver
buildings and facilities that “create great living spaces and improve daily life”. Being
part of the RIAS awards allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the many great
projects across the length and breadth of Scotland delivered by RIAS members. We
are hugely appreciative of our involvement with the RIAS, its membership and the
special recognition of the Emerging Architect Award.”

Special Category Award – Scotland’s Client of the Year
The winner of the Scottish Government Scotland’s Client of the Year Award was:

Fife Council for Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries by Richard Murphy Architects

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, said:
“The Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries is an exceptionally strong, clientdriven
project. Following its architectural competition for this important facility, Fife
Council showed immense commitment over the following ten years to deliver its
vision for this innovative building.
The Council has also strongly promoted high quality design in schools through its
‘Building Fife’s Future’ programme and I am pleased that this year’s Scottish
Government’s Client Award also offers an opportunity for me to commend its wider
work as an exemplar client.”

The shortlist for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, supported by
the Doolan family and the Scottish Government (to be presented in November at the
National Museum of Scotland) consists of all 12 of the RIAS Awards 2017 winners.

The RIBA National Awards for Scotland will be announced on 22nd June.

2 Apr 2017

RIAS Awards 2017 Shortlist

RIAS Awards 2017 Shortlist

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) are pleased to announce a 27 strong shortlist for the 2017 awards. The judging panel for this year includes Karen Anderson FRIAS (Timber representative), Lorraine Landels Hon FRIAS, Stuart McKnight RIBA, MUMA (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects) and Ole Wiig FRIAS.

Willie Watt, President of the RIAS, commented:

“Year on year the quality of Scottish Architecture is on the rise. Despite an economic climate which continues to squeeze fees and challenge professionals’ ability to deliver, Scotland’s architects are delivering work of truly international quality to serve our citizens and communities. Last year’s Festival of Architecture shone a bright light on both historic and contemporary Scottish buildings, literally highlighting a tradition of excellence. That tradition continues and as this brilliant shortlist demonstrates, Scotland’s architecture is in very good heart.”

Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Heriot-Watt, West Edinburgh:
Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre
photograph © Adrian Welch

The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (listed alphabetically):

Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride (contract value not for publication)

Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd (T.A.P.)

This ‘Hub’ provides a mix of activities which complement the original retail environment, a ‘Hi-Ride assault course, a climbing wall, a café and adventure play.

City of Glasgow College – City Campus, Glasgow (contract value not for publication)

Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects

This complex of buildings in themselves constitute a ‘city’ within the city, with high-tech classrooms, lecture theatres and specialist facilities.

City of Glasgow College – City Campus

Dalkeith Corn Exchange, Dalkeith (contract value not for publication)

Michael Laird Architects

This formerly abandoned Jacobean-style, market hall, has been fully refurbished, made accessible to all and brought back into positive public use.

Due West, Argyll & Bute (contract value not for publication)

cameronwebster architects

This home maximises stunning views from a spectacular cliff-top location, providing shelter, intimacy and a sunny, glazed, living area.

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline (contract value: £9.1m)

Richard Murphy Architects

Carnegie Museum and Arts Centre Dunfermline Building
image courtesy of architects

Museum space, art galleries, a local history reading room, children’s library, café and meeting rooms are integrated with the world’s first Andrew Carnegie Library.

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries Building

Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow (contract value: £12.1m)

Hoskins Architects

NHS, Council run services and four GP practices are deftly brought together in this innovative community ‘Hub’.

Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh (contract value not for publication)

A449 LTD

Built into the sea wall at Musselburgh, a new timber-clad extension, overlooking the beach, houses double height living, kitchen and dining spaces.

Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross (contract value not for publication)

Scampton and Barnett Architects

This project involved the renovation, adaption and extension of a dilapidated former shepherd’s longhouse. Original stone walls were retained.

FetLor Youth Club, Edinburgh (contract value: £1.5m)

James Robertson Architect

The clients sought a building quick to construct, economical, easily maintained and robust, on a tight budget, giving members and staff the special character they wanted.

Glendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail, Glasgow (contract value: £12.2m)

Glasgow City Council – DRS Project Management & Design

The key challenge was integrating two school populations while maintaining individual identities. A central atrium and a flexible assembly/gym/dining /drama hall are shared.

Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre, Edinburgh (contract value: £47m)

jmarchitects and Oberlanders Architects

This is a new village within the medieval plan of Edinburgh Old Town. Lost streets and passageways are reinstated, providing more than 1100 student rooms

Sugarhouse Close, Edinburgh

INEOS Headquarters, Grangemouth (contract value not for publication)

Michael Laird Architects

This new landmark reinforces corporate identity and will serve as a catalyst for future development in an understated, elegant building.

James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh (contract value: £28.5m)

jmarchitects

Five new buildings vary from single to three storeys to create transformational teaching spaces from a simple palette of materials.

Moray Place, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)

Somner Macdonald Architects

The challenge was to create “one of the best apartments in Edinburgh”, respecting the original building while considering concerns about city living.

Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire (contract value not for publication)

Ann Nisbet Studio

This contemporary farmhouse draws on North Ayrshire’s rural vernacular to create a building that reflects the special architectural identity of the area.

Noss Primary School, Wick (contract value not for publication)

Ryder Architecture

This new primary is composed of a series of extruded linear wings accommodating a series of dynamic internal and external spaces.

Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh (contract value: £24m)

Reiach and Hall Architects

Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre at Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus
photo © Adrian Welch

Oriam Building

Designed for high-performance athletes as well as students and the public, Oriam is organised along two parallel linear routes, separate by an indoor 3g pitch.

Pennywell Residential Regeneration, Edinburgh (contract value not for publication)

Barton Wilmore

These apartment blocks are designed to be tenure “blind”, with no visual distinction between affordable rented and for sale. Zinc-clad “feature gables” add visual interest.

Portobello High School, Edinburgh (contract value: £30m)

jmarchitects

Portobello High School Building
This is the largest capacity high school in Edinburgh, catering for 1400 pupils. The plan encourages departmental collaboration and independent learning.

Powis Place, Aberdeen (contract value: £10.5m)

Carson & Partners

This student accommodation features a sheltered forecourt, a glazed common room and reception areas. The, six-storey, building accommodates nearly 200 students.

Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow (contract value: 4.9m)

Hoskins Architects

This base for National Theatre of Scotland brings together formerly scattered departments. The building’s industrial aesthetic is appropriate for the vision of a “creative factory”.

Rosefield Home Studio, Edinburgh (contract value: £33k)

Chambers McMillan Architects Ltd

This workshop, studio, den and sleepover space for children and adults to hang-out, was converted from a stone garage at the end of the garden.

Ruins Studio, Dumfries (contract value: £430k)

Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent

This rural “refuge” rises from the ruins of a 19th century farm. The curvilinear interior embraces kitchen, study, lounge and dining, ‘delaminating’ to create private rooms.

Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline (contract value: £125k)

Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd (T.A.P.)

This reworking of the original, multi-use, building at the loch-side waterski centre at Townhill Country Park is a bright and expansive space to match skiers.

Thistle Foundation Centre of Wellbeing, Edinburgh (contract value: not for publication)

3DReid

This facility offers a warm and welcoming environment to support those with disabilities, helping them to live independent lives in their own homes.

Tinhouse, Isle of Skye (contract value: £110k)

Rural Design

Tinhouse celebrates the corrugated metal sheeting commonly used in agricultural buildings in a contemporary way. Internally, timber, concrete and plywood add to the ‘handmade’ palette.

Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy (contract value: £26.5m)

Fife Council Property Services

This community campus in Kirkcaldy integrates Viewforth High School, Rosslyn ASN School, a public library and a Council customer service-point around a central internal ‘street.’

Website: http://www.rias.org.uk/rias/news/2017/march/rias-awards-2017-shortlist-announced/

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16 Jun 2016

RIAS Awards 2016 Winners

RIAS Awards 2016 Winners

The 11 winners of the 2016 awards for the best in current Scottish architecture were announced last night by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

RIAS Special Category Awards
Murphy House
photograph from architect
Murphy House, Hart Street

RIAS Scottish Shortlist for RIAS/RIBA Awards 2016

The shortlist for Scotland included these selected buildings:

The Pyramid Viewpoint, Dunbartonshire
BTE Architecture
Pyramid Viewpoint Inveruglas
photo @ Andrew Lee
The Pyramid Viewpoint on Loch Lomond

The British Golf Museum and Café, St Andrews
Richard Murphy Architects
British Golf Museum Building Scotland
image from architect
British Golf Museum and Café

City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, Glasgow
Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects
City of Glasgow College
image from architect
New Glasgow City College

Helensburgh Town Centre Public Realm, Helensburgh
Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
Helensburgh Town Centre
Helensburgh Town Centre Public Realm

RIAS Awards / RIBA Awards for Scotland

Previously the Royal Incorporation co-ordinated The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards for Scotland. However in 2012, for the first time, by agreement with its sister Institute, the RIBA, the RIAS launched its own award scheme. Entries to these awards are also eligible for RIBA Awards for Scotland.

In order to simplify and improve the awards process in Scotland, the RIAS Council, in agreement with the RIBA, established a ‘one-stop’, submission process. Entries submitted are now eligible to win the new RIAS Awards, RIAS Category Awards, RIBA Awards for Scotland and RIBA Special Awards. Winners will also be eligible for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award and the RIBA Stirling Prize.

RIAS Awards / RIBA Awards for Scotland 2016 Shortlist information from RIAS


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Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Scottish Architecture News

Tigh-Na-Cladach (House by the Shore) Innellan, Dunoon
Gokay Deveci, Chartered Architect
Tigh-Na-Cladach
photo © Andrew Lee

Tigh-Na-Cladach

White House, Griffipol, Isle of Coll
W T Architecture
White House Coll
photo : Ross Evans

Coll house

RIBA Awards

RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award Winner
West Burn Lane, St Andrews
Design: Sutherland Hussey Harris
West Burn Lane, St Andrews
photo © Keith Hunter

West Burn Lane




Scottish Buildings – Selection

RIBA Stirling Prize

Civic Trust Award

Scottish Architects

RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016

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