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Scottish Architecture Prize 2011 : Winning Buildings

19 May 2011

RIBA Award Scottish Winners 2011

Ten Buildings in Scotland Win National Architecture Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will announce the recipients of the 2011 RIBA Awards on Thursday 19 May. Ten exceptional buildings in Scotland are recognised for their architectural excellence.

The winning projects range from a mental health unit to the superb restoration of an historic art gallery. Awards are presented over the length and breadth of Scotland, from Castle Douglas to Coll.

The RIBA Awards for Scotland are administered by the Institute’s sister organisation, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

The Scottish buildings that have won RIBA Awards are (links / images further down):

1. Centre for the Scottish War Blinded, Kirknewton, Page Park Architect
2. The Houl, Castle Douglas, Simon Winstanley Architects
3. McManus Galleries, Dundee, Page Park Architects
4. Raasay Hall, Isle of Raasay, Dualchas Building Design
5. Scotstoun House, South Queensferry, HAA Design
6. Shettleston Housing Association Offices, Glasgow, Elder and Cannon
7. Speirs Locks Studios, Glasgow, Malcolm Fraser Architects
8. Stratheden Mental Health Unit, Cupar, Richard Murphy Architects
9. Tigh-Na-Cladach (House by the Shore), Dunoon, Gokay Deveci, Chartered Architect
10. The White House, Isle of Coll, W T Architecture

The judges for Scotland were George Ferguson CBE PPRIBA, David Dunbar PPRIAS and Daphne Thissen, Cultural Attache at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The new RIAS President, Sholto Humphries, commented:

“Ten awards is a fantastic result and a record for Scotland. The RIBA Awards are UK recognition of excellence in architecture and from this result it is clear that Scottish architectural talent is competing strongly, both within the UK and more widely. The diversity of these projects and the extraordinary quality of all those that were shortlisted (17) says a lot for the creativity and skill of the current generation of architects here. We are in the midst of a very difficult time for the construction industry with public commissioning more and more being the province of big business. These awards demonstrate that by engaging with an architect, clients can achieve tremendous buildings that improve our communities, enhance people’s lives and, as the modest budgets for many of these projects demonstrate, are very good value for money”.

Judged on a regional basis and approved by a national awards jury, the Scottish buildings are amongst 97 buildings in the UK and Europe which have received RIBA Awards today (89 in the UK and 8 in the rest of the EU). The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, for the building of the year, will be drawn from the 97 RIBA Award winners.

Speaking today, RIBA President Ruth Reed said:

“For 46 years the RIBA Awards have reflected the health of British architecture. This year’s winners show that in spite of a terrible worldwide recession, many exceptional buildings have been, and continue to be, built in the UK and overseas. Winning projects demonstrate that even in constrained times committed clients working with talented architects can achieve architectural excellence.

“These well-designed buildings will add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities and I am delighted with year’s selection. We are promised an interesting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.”

21 Apr 2011

RIBA Awards 2011

RIAS Announces Strong Scottish Shortlist for 2011 RIBA Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced a Scottish shortlist of seventeen buildings for the 2011 RIBA Awards. David Dunbar, President of the RIAS, commented: “The Scottish submission to the UK’s most prestigious awards has, once again resulted in a fantastic shortlist. The judges will visit 17 varied projects, including housing, major conservation work, medical and education buildings and even performing arts provision. The architectural profession and the construction industry as a whole are under severe pressure but these awards demonstrate just how important good architecture is to the quality of peoples’ lives and to the wellbeing of Scotland’s economy.” The shortlist for Scotland comprises the following buildings (listed alphabetically):

Centre for the Scottish War Blinded, Kirknewton, Midlothian
Design: Page Park Architects
Scottish War Blinded Scotland
picture from architect

Scottish War Blinded

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
Design: RMJM
Napier University Sighthill Campus
picture from architect

Edinburgh Napier University – external link

The Houl, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
Design: Simon Winstanley Architects

John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic garden, Edinburgh
Design: Edward Cullinan Architects
Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
building image from RBGE

John Hope Gateway – external link

McManus Galleries, Dundee
Design: Page Park Architects
McManus Dundee
photo © Andrew Lee

McManus Galleries

Pearce Street, Govan, Glasgow
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
Pearce St Housing Glasgow
photo © Keith Hunter

Pearce Street – external link

Raasay Hall, Isle of Raasay
Architects: Dualchas Building Design
Raasay Hall
photo © Andrew Lee

Raasay Community Hall

Scotstoun House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh
Architects: HAA Design Ltd

Scottish Ballet @ Tramway, Glasgow
Design: Malcolm Fraser Architects
Scottish Ballet building
photo : David Morris

Scottish Ballet building – external link

Shettleston Housing Association Offices, Glasgow
Design: Elder and Cannon
Shettleston Housing Association Offices
photo © Andrew Lee

Shettleston Housing Association Offices – external link

Speirs Locks Studios, Glasgow
Design: Malcolm Fraser Architects

Stratheden Mental Health Unit, Cupar, Fife
Design: Richard Murphy Architects

Super Insulated House at Rosslyn, Roslin, Midlothian
Design: Reiach and Hall Architects
Roslin House
photo © Gavin Fraser

Roslin House

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

Tigh-Na-Cladach

Todlaw Low Carbon Affordable Housing, Duns, Berwickshire
Design: Oliver Chapman Architects
Housing Duns
photo : Michael Collins

Todlaw Low Carbon Affordable Housing

The West Centre
Design: Anderson Bell + Christie
West Centre Glasgow
photo © Keith Hunter

West Centre

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

Coll house

The judging panel for this year, chaired by architect George Ferguson CBE PPRIBA Hon FRIAS, also included RIAS President David Dunbar and Daphne Thissen, Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 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 local environment An announcement of the jury’s decision will be made on 19th May.

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JKS workshops, Glasgow
Architect: Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects
for Clydebank Rebuilt Limited

Maggie’s Highlands Cancer Caring Centre, Inverness
Architect: Page/Park Architects
for Maggie’s Centres

The Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University
Architect: Building Design Partnership
for Glasgow Caledonian University

Links to the Scottish RIBA Awards 2006 Winners’ buildings
RIBA Awards 2006 Winner : JKS workshops, Glasgow
RIBA Awards 2006 Winner : Maggie’s Inverness
RIBA Awards 2006 Winner : The Saltire Centre, Glasgow

RIBA Awards 2006 – Winning Architects + Buildings

RIBA Awards 2005 Winners

17.06.05

Scottish Parliament building on long-list for 10th anniversary RIBA Stirling Prize
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) tonight celebrated Scottish architecture by giving RIBA Awards to three buildings across the country.

Projects honoured range in size and use from an office building in Glasgow with an innovative LED lighting system incorporated into its glass cladding which permits the exterior to go through colour changes; to affordable housing at Rothesay on the Isle of Bute with impressive sustainability built in; to the major achievement of the Scottish Parliament Building. The jury said of the Scottish Parliament Building:
“It is a remarkable architectural statement…The list of admirable achievements in the building is a long one and the ability of both the design and construction teams to realise a building of this complexity is truly remarkable.”

All three buildings are honoured for their excellence in design quality and their contribution to the local environment. The awards were announced this evening,
17 June, at a dinner in London at the Hilton Hotel to mark the start of Architecture Week 2005 (17-26 June).

All three buildings will be competing with the other RIBA Award winners for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal which is presented for the 10th time this year. In total, 71 new buildings across the UK and EU have received RIBA Awards. These will form the longlist for The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal, which Channel 4 will televise for the sixth year running on 15 October, presented live by Kevin McCloud.

The three RIBA Award-winning buildings in Scotland are:

A’Chrannag, Rothesay, Isle of Bute – G. Deveci Chartered Architect
Sentinel Office Development, Glasgow – Gordon Murray Alan Dunlop Architects
Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh – EMBT / RMJM Ltd

Speaking at the awards dinner RIBA President George Ferguson said:
“The RIBA Awards process has come up trumps again, recognising a remarkable selection of buildings from almost every sector. I am particularly delighted to see a record number of buildings designed for children, including three ground-breaking nurseries, two highly innovative nursery/children’s centres and an unusual and highly popular playground. There is, I am pleased to say, a greater recognition for conservation with the best examples being recognized by RIBA Conservation Awards: the Derngate house by Rennie Mackintosh, the Isokon apartments in Hampstead and the fine transformation of the Peter Jones store on Sloane Square. It is so clear that good architecture impacts on people’s lives, and these awards are a vitally important part of the continuous process of raising standards. We all look forward to seeing how this great range of buildings fares in the RIBA Stirling Prize stakes, to be televised live on Channel 4 in October. It is quite clear that it will be another thrilling year.”

Jonathan Stock, Publishing Director of The Architects’ Journal added:
“The AJ is committed to promoting good architecture. As the UK’s premiere award for architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize, enters its 10th anniversary year, we are delighted to continue our support for the RIBA Awards, and the RIBA Stirling Prize itself. The awards have been critical in setting an international benchmark for design quality that is respected the world over.”

The shortlist for the 10th anniversary RIBA Stirling Prize in association with
The Architects’ Journal will be announced on 9 September 2005. The RIBA Awards and RIBA Stirling Prize are managed by the RIBA Trust. The RIBA Trust manages the cultural assets of the Royal Institute of British Architects and delivers a public programme of awards, exhibitions, lectures and other events throughout the year.

The RIBA Award-winning buildings will be eligible for the following prizes which will be announced alongside The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal on 15 October 2005:
The Stephen Lawrence Prize (Sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation) – for buildings with a construction budget under £500,000. This prize rewards the best examples of smaller projects which are the mainstay of the profession. £5,000 will continue to go to the winning architect and £10,000 will fund the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship at the Architectural Association. This will enable a single student to study at the AA for a full year. The £5000 increase makes it second only to the Stirling Prize as the most valuable award in British Architecture.
The RIBA/Arts Council England Client of the Year Award – to honour the key role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture. The prize is a work of art worth £5,000.
The RIBA Sustainability Award – rewarding the building which demonstrates most elegantly and durably the principles of sustainable architecture.
The Crown Estate Conservation Award – rewarding the best work of conservation which demonstrates successful restoration and/or adaptation of an architecturally significant building.
The Architects’ Journal First Building Award (Sponsored by The Architects’ Journal and Robin Ellis Design and Construction) – rewarding the first stand-alone building by a British architect.
The RIBA Inclusive Design Award (in association with the Centre for Accessible Environments and Allgood plc.) – rewarding inclusivity in building design. The award demonstrates that good design results in environments that are safe, convenient and enjoyable to use by people, regardless of disability, age or gender.
The Manser Medal (in association with the Best of British Homes) – rewarding the best new one-off house. Substantial extensions to existing houses will also be considered for the prize.

Architecture Week, the annual celebration of contemporary architecture, takes place from 17-26 June 2005. Many of the RIBA Award-winning buildings will be open to the public during the week. Over 450 events are taking place throughout the country. Architecture Week is organised and managed by Arts Council England and is an Arts Council England and Royal Institute of British Architects joint initiative, in association with the Architecture Centre Network.

RMJM Architects – Building information, 20.06.05

English Building, Awards
photo : Chris Gascoigne

RMJM received the accolades for its Performance Academy at Newcastle College (below), Oxford University’s new Chemistry Research Laboratory (above) and the Scottish Parliament building which was designed in partnership with the late Enric Miralles‘ and his practice EMBT

Newcastle Building
photo : Chris Gascoigne

RIBA Awards Scotland 2004

Clavius Building, St Aloysius College, Edinburgh – Elder & Cannon
Dick Place, Edinburgh – Andrew Doolan
Maggie’s Cancer Care, Dundee – Frank Gehry with James F Stephen

RIBA / RIAS Awards PR

Excellence in Scottish buildings rewarded

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) tonight celebrated Scottish architecture by giving RIBA Awards to three buildings across Scotland.
Projects honoured range in size and use from a respite centre for people with cancer overlooking the Firth of Tay in Dundee, to a new maths, science and technology block for a city centre school in Glasgow, and a remarkable pool-side extension for a private Victorian house in Edinburgh. All three are honoured for their excellence in design quality and their contribution to the local environment. The awards were announced this evening at a special dinner in London in the run up to Architecture Week 2004 (18 – 27 June).

All three buildings will be competing with the other RIBA Award winners for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal. In total, 63 new buildings across the UK and EU have received RIBA Awards. These will form the longlist for The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal, which Channel 4 will televise for the fifth year running
on 16 October 2004.

The three RIBA Award-winning buildings in Scotland are:
1. Clavius Building, St Aloysius College, Edinburgh – Elder & Cannon
2. Dick Place, Edinburgh – Andrew Doolan
3. Maggie’s Cancer Care Respite Centre, Dundee – Frank Gehry with James F Stephen

Speaking at the awards dinner, RIBA President George Ferguson said:
“The RIBA Awards process has come up trumps again, recognising a remarkable selection of buildings from almost every sector. I am particularly delighted to see a good number of buildings designed for children, including two nurseries and five schools, amongst this year’s winners. Other buildings which range from a cancer care respite centre, a public swimming pool, a dental clinic and a department store to arts centres indicate that yet more of the UK population will experience the benefits that good architecture can bring. The health of the profession has never looked better. We all now look forward to seeing how this great range of buildings fare in the RIBA Stirling Prize stakes, to be televised live on Channel 4 in October.”

Jonathan Stock, Publishing Director of The Architects’ Journal added:
“The AJ is committed to promoting good architecture, and is delighted to continue its support for these awards. We particularly welcome the move to include international buildings, and the recognition that UK architects are setting the standard for contemporary architecture across the world.”

The shortlist for The RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced 16 Sep 2004.

The 63 RIBA Award-winning buildings will be eligible for the following prizes which will be announced alongside The RIBA Stirling Prize on 16 October 2004:

* The Stephen Lawrence Prize (Sponsored by the Goldschmied Foundation)
– rewarding the best project with a construction budget under £350,000.
* The RIBA Client of the Year Award (Supported by Arts Council
England) – to honour the key role that a good client plays in the creation
of fine architecture. The prize is a work of art worth £5,000.
* The RIBA Sustainability Award (Sponsored by SCHÜCO) – rewarding the
building which demonstrates most elegantly and durably the principles of
sustainable architecture.
* The Crown Estate Conservation Award – awarding the best work of
conservation which demonstrates successful restoration and/or adaptation of
an architecturally significant building.
* The Architects’ Journal First Building Award (Sponsored by The
Architects’ Journal and Robin Ellis Design and Construction) – rewarding the
first stand-alone building by a British architect.
* The RIBA Inclusive Design Award (in association with the Centre for
Accessible Environments and Allgood plc.) – rewarding inclusivity in
building design. The award demonstrates that good design results in
environments that are safe, convenient and enjoyable to use by people,
regardless of disability, age or gender.
* The Manser Medal (in association with Custom Publishing and
Abrocour) – awarding the best new one-off house. Substantial extensions to
existing houses will also be considered for the prize.

Established in 1895, The Architects’ Journal has consistently been at the
forefront of architectural publishing. Its weekly
news coverage, comprehensive building studies and in-depth technical and
practice features make it essential reading for the profession, and its
incisive commentary makes it a must-read for opinion formers. The AJ is the
UK’s leading independent architectural magazine, whose authoritative voice
has informed generations of architects. For more information on the RIBA
Awards visit the AJ website
Architecture Week, the annual celebration of contemporary
architecture, takes place from 18-27 June 2004. www.architectureweek.org.uk.
Over 450 events are taking place throughout the country. Architecture Week
is organised and managed by Arts Council England and is an Arts Council
England and Royal Institute of British Architects joint initiative, in
association with the Architecture Centre Network. For further information
contact Jonathan Morrison in the RIBA Press Office on 020 7307 3884 or
jonathan.morrison@inst.riba.org

RIBA Awards / RIAS Awards – PR: 16 Jun 2004

RIBA Awards 2003
Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2003 PR

‘Excellence in Scottish buildings rewarded by RIBA’ 2003 PR

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) celebrated Scottish architecture by giving RIBA Awards to eight buildings across Scotland. Projects honoured range in size and use from a small shelter for ferry passengers on the tiny island of Tiree, to a new medical school at the University of Glasgow. All eight are honoured for their excellence in design quality and their contribution to the local environment. The awards were announced this evening at a special dinner in London in the run up to Architecture Week 2003 (20 – 29 Jun).
All eight will be competing with the other RIBA Award winners for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal. In total, 70 new buildings, a record number of winners, across the UK and EU have received RIBA Awards. These will form the longlist for The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal, which Channel 4 will televise for the fourth year running on 12 October.

RIBA Awards Scotland
The eight RIBA Award-winning buildings in Scotland are:
Harvey Nichols Restaurant
Edinburgh – Lifschutz Davidson
Jack Kilby Centre
Napier University, Edinburgh – Richard Murphy Architects
Newhailes House Conservation
Musselburgh – LDN Architects
The Space
Dundee College – Nicol Russell Studios
Tiree Shelter
Tiree – Sutherland Hussey Architects with Jake Harvey, Donald Urquhart, Glen Onwin and Sandra Kennedy
Waddell House
Pollockshields, Glasgow – Studio KAP
Evolution House
Westport, Edinburgh – Reiach and Hall Architects
Wolfson Medical School
University of Glasgow – Reiach and Hall Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards
Speaking at the RIBA Awards dinner RIBA President Paul Hyett said,
‘The large number of winners this year is testament to the fact that our built environment continues to change for the better. It is clear that those who commission buildings understand and appreciate, more and more, the benefits that good architecture can bring to them and the local community. I am particularly delighted to see two primary schools, a hospital and several social housing schemes on the list of winners proving that good architecture does not have to be the preserve of the rich and elite. The inclusion of a waste treatment plant also illustrates clearly that architecture can ‘lift the spirit’ in even the most unpalatable of surroundings!
‘We are grateful to Channel 4 for their continuing commitment to architecture on our television screens. 2003 looks set to be another exciting year for the RIBA Stirling Prize.’
Paul Finch, Deputy Chairman for the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment (CABE) and Editorial Director for The Architects’ Journal who spoke at the awards dinner commented, ‘The past year has seen an exceptionally high level of quality of entry for these awards; this is most welcome, and continuing evidence of improved standards which the RIBA Awards promote.’

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards – 2003 PR 18 Jun 2003

Harvey Nichols Restaurant
Edinburgh – Lifschutz Davidson
Jack Kilby Computer Centre
Napier University, Edinburgh – Richard Murphy Architects
Newhailes House Conservation
Musselburgh – LDN Architects
The Space Dundee
Dundee College – Nicholl Russell Studios
rel=”nofollow”Tiree Shelter
Tiree – Sutherland Hussey Architects with Jake Harvey, Donald Urquhart, Glen Onwin and Sandra Kennedy
Waddell House
Pollockshields, Glasgow – Studio KAP
Westport Project
Evolution House, Edinburgh – Reiach and Hall Architects
Wolfson Medical School
University of Glasgow – Reiach and Hall Architects

RIBA Awards 2002
Scotland does well with 7 RIBA Awards winners whilst some regions have none.
Reports in all the trade press, e.g. AJ: RIBA Awards – pp.4, 36 & 38:
two for Glasgow architects, both in Glasgow:-

Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sauchiehall St – Page & Park Architects
Science Centre Glasgow
Pacific Quay – Building Design Partnership
11.06.02


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