Saltire Awards 2011 – Housing Design Scotland

Saltire Awards 2011, Scottish Housing Prize, Buildings, Winners, Architects

Saltire Awards : Scottish Housing Design Prize

Homes in Scotland – 2011 Results

23 Nov 2011

Saltire Awards – Winners News

‘Scottish Minister Presents Brand New Award at Saltire Ceremony’

Alex Neil MSP – Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment – has presented this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards at a high profile ceremony in Edinburgh.

Architects Elder and Cannon were celebrating after scooping two of The Society’s prestigious gongs for their ‘Botany Phase 1’ project in the Glasgow’s Maryhill – including only the second-ever ‘Saltire Medal’, a special accolade chosen by 2011’s Guest Chair of Judges, Malcolm Fraser.

Top honours in the Saltire Society’s new Scottish Government-backed ‘Innovation in Housing’ Award went to Rettie and Co. for their ‘Resonance’ funding model – a new approach to financing social and affordable housing schemes; areas the Saltire Society actively seeks to promote via the awards.

The awards panel found the Resonance model to be an ‘exceptionally innovative’ way of kick starting construction to provide affordable housing without the need for grant assistance. The model was developed by Rettie and Co and commissioned by Springfield Property Fund & Dunedin Canmore.

The ceremony also saw Cameron Webster Architects awarded for ‘Craignish’; their stunning new-build private dwelling at Lochgilphead, which has already received plaudits from elsewhere in the architectural community.

Several commendations were also presented, including recognition for the renovation/new-build of a house which hosted Boswell and Johnson on the remote Island of Coll; and for a project from Scotland’s first Housing Expo in Inverness by last year’s inaugural Saltire Medal winners – Rural Design.

After choosing to inaugurate the new Innovation in Housing award through the Saltire scheme earlier this year, Mr Neil MSP congratulated the successful entrants to the awards:

‘Our backing for the Saltire Housing Awards recognises the significant role the Awards play in encouraging debate and raising aspirations for good design and the creation of successful, sustainable places. I am particularly proud to be also presenting the new Innovation in Housing Award this year as it encourages innovative thinking in procurement and construction as well as design’.

year’s Saltire Medal recipient attracted particular praise from 2011 Guest Chair Malcolm Fraser – one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary Architects:

‘Elder and Cannon’s housing in Maryhill shows that what’s at the heart of good building, is architecture. Placemaking and Urbanism are important concepts; and speaking to people, and the simple task of making a nice house for them, imperative. But this project shows that what draws all together is the art and the craft of architecture. This is building that is both strong and humane, its robustness at the service of those who live there’.

Saltire Awards Winners in 2011

The full Saltire Society Housing Design Awards results for 2011 are:

Awarded

Large Scale Housing Development (in association with CIH)
Botany Phase 1
photo © Andrew Lee
Botany Phase 1, Maryhill, Glasgow
Elder and Cannon Architects

Private Dwelling – New Build
Lochgilphead House
photo © Keith Hunter
Craignish, Lochgilphead
Cameron Webster Architects

Innovation in Housing Award
Moray Apartments
photo from Saltire Awards
The Resonance Funding Model – Rettie and Co, Springfield Property, Dunedin-Canmore Housing Association

Commended

Large Scale Housing Development (in association with CIH)
Pearce Street, Govan, Glasgow
Austin-Smith:Lord

Small Scale Housing Development (in association with SFHA)
Kingcase Housing, Observer Court, Prestwick
ARPL Architects

Alterations, Renovations and Extensions
Bath Street Window, Edinburgh
Konishi Gaffney Architects

White House, Isle of Coll, Argyll
WT Architecture

Private Dwelling – New Build
The Secret Garden, Milton of Leys, Inverness
Rural Design

Innovation in Housing Award
ANABO
Andrew Stoane Architects

The Saltire awards have been in existence since 1937, and are supported by The Scottish Government; Architecture and Design Scotland; The Chartered Institute of Housing; The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Homes for Scotland, The Chartered Institute of Builders. 2011 is the Society’s 75th anniversary.

For more information on the awards, the Saltire Society, and the judging panel please visit: http://saltirehousingdesignawards.com

30 Aug 2011

Saltire Awards – Winners

A strong showing this year from the Glasgow area, with 8 projects shortlisted out of a total of 17. Edinburgh only has two projects in the running, or 3 if you include the generic ANABO concept of Andrew Stoane Architects. Due to the Scotland’s Housing Expo Inverness matches Edinburgh with two. The remaining projects are scattered around the Scottish countryside, with none in Aberdeen, Dundee or Stirling.

It is worrying that these three Scottish cities don’t have buildings of sufficient quality to make the shortlist never mind win!

Clearly there is a creative energy in Glasgow and in Edinburgh which provides a critical mass that delivers good innovative architecture. But if government policy over the last decade or so had been more supportive of good quality architecture then we wouldn’t be in this situation. Why? Because publicly-procured buildings – notably housing when thinking of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards (but also such as hospitals and schools) across the country would be consistently of better quality and would therefore iron out any geographical groupings of good design.

So what gives me hope? Of course beauty is welcome – notably the White House in Coll and Craignish – but ANABO and The Glasgow House are the ones that really stand out in that the prototype label suggests a more powerful positive effect can result compared to the others. I use the word hope on purpose because so far not many have emerged! But it is a brave route to pursue, so although I congratulate all shortlisted architects, I salute those courageous enough to try to develop prototype architecture within Scotland’s currently unsupportive environment.

Adrian Welch, Editor, e-architect ltd

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards

‘Fraser Unveils Saltire Awards Shortlist…With Scottish Minister Set to Present New Accolade’

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Guest Chairman Malcolm Fraser has announced a diverse awards shortlist for 2011, with the scheme enjoying another year of encouraging submission numbers.

The society has also revealed that Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment – Alex Neil MSP – will present the gongs at the 74th annual ceremony later this year, after the Scottish Government choose the Saltire Scheme to inaugurate its new Innovation in Housing award.

The Society stated its delight at sustaining healthy submission numbers from 2010, with schemes as remote as a striking renovation/new-build on the Island of Coll by WT Architecture; and as diverse a structural window insertion by Konishi Gaffney in Edinburgh both making this year’s cut. Two schemes from Scotland’s first Housing Expo have also made it through to the final judging.

The Society also reported that nearly half of the shortlisted schemes were affordable housing or regeneration initiatives, a progression that allies with their Housing Design awards’ mission to encourage better quality housing and neighbourhoods for everyone in Scotland.

The inaugural shortlist for the new Innovation in Housing Award has also been revealed, and includes examples of innovation in the funding of affordable housing. The award has been created to encourage original thinking in housing design and delivery in Scotland.

Welcoming the 2011 Shortlist, Mr Fraser – who will select and present only the second ever Saltire Medal to his favourite project from this year’s shortlist – gave his reaction to this year’s submissions:

“Given the difficult times we are in I’m encouraged to see that, alongside all the initiatives and good-practice partnerships we see ongoing, good, simple, people-focussed architecture adds real value to homes and communities”.

The full 2011 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Shortlist is as follows:

Large Scale Housing Development (In association with CIH)

Pearce Street, Govan, Glasgow
Austin-Smith: Lord
Pearce Street
photo © Keith Hunter

Pearce Street Govan

Greendykes (The Courtyard), Edinburgh
Austin-Smith: Lord
Greendykes Edinburgh
photo © Keith Hunter

Greendykes Edinburgh Greendykes Edinburgh
images : pixelimage

Hill Street, Charing Cross Phase 1, Glasgow
Austin-Smith: Lord
Hill Street Glasgow
photo © Keith Hunter

Hill Street Glasgow

Trafalgar Court, Aboukir Street, Glasgow
DO-Architecture
Trafalgar Court Trafalgar Court
images from Saltire Awards

Linwood Regeneration, Paisley
Collective Architecture
Linwood Regeneration Linwood Regeneration
images from Saltire Awards

Botany Phase 1, Maryhill, Glasgow
Elder and Cannon Architects
Botany Phase 1
image from Elder & Cannon Architects

Small Scale Housing Development (In Association with SFHA)

The Passive House Terrace, Milton Leys, Inverness
HLM Architects
Passive House Milton Leys Passive House Milton Leys
photos : Paul Zanre Photography

Passive House Milton Leys
photo : HLM Architects
Scotland’s Housing Expo

Kingcase Housing, Observer Court, Prestwick
ARPL Architects
Kingcase Housing Kingcase Housing Kingcase Housing Prestwick
image from Saltire Awards

Alterations, renovations and extensions

Lochgarry, 40 Cleveden Drive, Glasgow
Archial
Lochgarry Lochgarry
photos © Andrew Lee

Bath Street Window, Edinburgh
Konishi Gaffney Architects
Bath Street Edinburgh Bath Street Edinburgh Bath Street Edinburgh
images from Saltire Awards

Dean Cottage, Black Barony, Peeblesshire
ICOSIS Architects
Dean Cottage
image from Saltire Awards

Scottish Borders house

White House, Isle of Coll, Argyll
WT Architecture
Coll Property
photo : Ross Evans

White House Coll

Private Dwelling – New Build

Craignish, Lochgilphead
Cameron Webster Architects
Lochgilphead House
photo © Keith Hunter

Craignish House

The Secret Garden, Milton of Leys Inverness
Rural Design
Secret Garden house
image from expo organisers

Innovation in Housing Award

The Resonance Funding Model – Rettie & Co. Commissioned by Springfield Property Fund & Dunedin Canmore.

ANABO
Andrew Stoane Architects
ANABO
image from Saltire Awards

ANABO

The Glasgow House
PRP Architects. Commissioned by GHA/City Building LLP
The Glasgow House
image from Saltire Awards

The Glasgow House

The Saltire awards have been existence since 1937, and are supported by The Scottish Govt; Architecture and Design Scotland; The Chartered Institute of Housing; The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Homes for Scotland, The Chartered Institute of Builders, and. 2011 is the Society’s 75th anniversary.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh on 23rd November 2011.
For more information on the awards, the Saltire Society, and the judging panel please visit: http://saltirehousingdesignawards.com

3 May 2011

Saltire Awards Deadline

Saltire Housing Awards Deadline Extended

6 May 2011 : submission deadline

The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Panel has extended the submission deadline for the awards for a second year running – to accommodate continuing interest in the scheme.

Scotland’s oldest design awards scheme has already announced the Installation of Malcolm Fraser as the 2011 Annual Chair, and a new Innovation in Housing Award and cash prize – funded by the Scottish Government.

The new deadline for submissions to the Awards is Friday 6th May 2011.

The 74 year old awards are riding high after a massive increase in submissions last year, and has undergone several changes in the last two years that the judging panel has said it hopes will help ensure continued longevity for the scheme. All housing completed in Scotland in 2009 and 2010 is eligible for submission.

Saltire Society
image from Saltire Awards

Awards panel convener Simon Winstanley explained the decision to extend the submission deadline, and urged Scotland’s architects and house-builders to continue to support the awards:

“We are delighted with the number of enquiries we have received about the awards since our call for entries went live three weeks ago. We know there will be potential entrants out there who may have left it to the last minute to enter, or have been caught out by all the Holidays, so we hope an extra week will give people time to get something in to us.

With Malcolm Fraser in as our second-ever annual chair and two special awards and cash prizes, we are confident that we have put together another great proposition for potential entrants this year, and I encourage all who can to consider submitting to the scheme”.

The Housing Design Awards are presented by the Saltire Society, and are part of a suite of awards presented by the society every year in various disciplines and cultural areas. The Society seeks to preserve all that is best in Scottish tradition and to encourage new developments which can strengthen and enrich the country’s cultural life.

For more information on the awards, the Saltire Society, and the judging panel; please visit www.saltirehousingdesignawards.com

30 Mar 2011

Saltire Awards

Saltire Awards Announce New Innovation Award and welcome Malcolm Fraser to 2011 Annual Chair

Scotland’s oldest design awards scheme – The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards – has launched its 2011 Call for Entries with the announcement of a brand new, Scottish Govt-backed ‘Innovation in Housing’ Award, and the news that Malcolm Fraser, one of Scotland’s best known and most outspoken architects, will become only its second ever Annual Chair.

Malcolm Fraser
photograph from Saltire Awards

After one of the most successful years in the awards’ history in 2010, the Saltire Society’s standard bearer for Housing Design, Master-Planning and Place-making is going from strength to strength, receiving a ringing endorsement from the Scottish Govt.

Alex Neil MSP, Scottish Minister for Housing and Communities, has decided to inaugurate a new award through the society; the ‘Innovation in Housing’ award will encourage original thinking in housing design and delivery in Scotland. The award comes with a cash prize and is intended to complement the Scottish Government’s vision for future housing policy and to put forward new ideas for debate and possible implementation.

The Saltire Society has also announced that Malcolm Fraser will succeed John McAslan to become only the second-ever holder of the Housing Design Awards Annual Chair.

Malcolm Fraser is one of Scotland’s highest profile and most respected architects, whose practice’s recent work includes Scottish Ballet’s new Headquarters in Glasgow – while their commission for the Highland Housing Fair won the public vote as the most popular project at the event. He is now also set to select the recipient of the second-ever Saltire Medal and Cash prize, which was last year awarded to Rural Design from Skye.

Expressing his pleasure at being invited to the role, Mr Fraser outlined the importance of the awards in the Scottish Design calendar;

“The recent proliferation of housing lifestyle awards only serves to emphasise the long-view the Saltire Housing Design Awards commands. Here’s a 70 year heritage of critical examination and advocacy, and an unrivalled frontline engagement with an issue which is more urgent than ever. Not only do I look forward to seeing beautiful new homes and communities, but I’m eager to learn of the innovative new initiatives – whether technical, social or financial – that might reinvigorate their construction.”

Awards Panel Convener Simon Winstanley echoed Malcolm Fraser’s comments;

“It is a very positive move indeed on behalf of the Scottish Government to choose to inaugurate a new innovation award through the Saltire Society. It is an award that dovetails beautifully with the Housing Design Awards, and its emphasis on innovation in housing design, new technologies, procurement and placemaking is an approach which this panel believes should be actively rewarded and encouraged.

“We are also particularly pleased to welcome a professional of Malcolm Fraser’s repute, experience and enthusiasm to the Annual Chair of our panel this year. Malcolm is a vocal and passionate advocate of the aims and objectives of the scheme, and we look forward to his making the role of Annual Chair very much his own in 2011”

The awards are one of twelve awards run by the by the Saltire Society. They are open to all house-builders, developers, housing associations and practising architects who have completed projects in Scotland over the last three years, and it is hoped that commissions from last year’s Highland Housing Fair will provide a particularly intriguing challenge for the Panel in 2011.

The awards are supported by The Scottish Govt., Homes for Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland, and The Chartered Institute of Builders.

2011 is the 75th Anniversary of the Saltire Society. The Society will be holding a number of events all around Scotland to celebrate the work the Society has achieved since its founding in 1936.

For more information on the awards, the Saltire Society, the Call for Entries and the judging panel; please visit www.saltirehousingdesignawards.com

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards information received 300311

Saltire Awards

Saltire Awards – 2010 Winners & Commendations

Saltire Awards 2010

Saltire Awards – 2009 Winners & Commendations

Saltire Awards 2009

Saltire Awards – 2008 Winners & Commendations

Winners for 2008:

Special Mention

Todlaw Supported Housing, Duns, Borders Region.
Oliver Chapman Architects

Special Mention:
GH2, Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow
Gordon Murray & Alan Dunlop Architects

Commendations:
Affordable Housing, Isle of Gigha
C.P. Architects

Hope, private house near Pathhead, Midlothian
ICOSIS Architects

Awards:
Doonholm, low-density social housing, Ayr
Austin-Smith: Lord

Four House Development, Coishletter, Edinbane, Isle of Skye
Rural Design

Ballater Street / Waddell Street, social housing, Gorbals, Glasgow
Page / Park

The Saltire Housing Design Awards Ceremony
10 Nov
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Patrick Sheridan from Urban Splash will be doing a talk entitled
‘Urban Splash – Changing People’s Perceptions’
All are welcome to the ceremony and reception

Saltire Housing Design Awards in 2007 went to:
St Vincent Place, Edinburgh: Reiach & Hall Architects / Oberlander Architects
Upper Strand, Edinburgh: Reiach & Hall Architects and Elder & Cannon Architects
The Cottages, Silverhills, Rosneath: Anderson Bell Christie

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Saltire Awards – 2007 Winners & Commendations

Saltire Awards 2007

Saltire Awards – 2006 Winners & Commendations

Saltire Awards 2006

Saltire Awards – 2005 Winners

The Drum Phase 3, Bo’ness by Malcolm Fraser Architects / Stewart Milne Homes
House in Ross-shire by Brennan & Wilson Architects / Allan McDonell, Builder and Joiner

Commendations
Extension at 12 Broomhill Place, Glasgow Studio KAP Architects / Standard Construction
Glenboig Cottage, Fintry Studio KAP Architects / R G Chalmers Ltd.
Conversion of The Press, Edinburgh Duffy & Batt / Dennis Walton
The Stable Block, Binny House, Ecclesmachen Crichton Wood Architect / Stewart Henderson (Stonemason)
A’Chrannag, Rothesay Gokay Deveci Chartered Architect / Stewart & Shields Ltd.

Worthy of mention
The Matrix – Glasgow
Couston Castle Extension – Otterson Loch
Flats at North Werber Park – Edinburgh
Larch Sun Room Granby Road – Edinburgh
Housing at Joppa – Ayrshire
Croft of Clachaig – Grantown

Saltire Society Housing Awards – 2004
Icon Building, Elder & Cannon
Lotte Glob House, Gokay Deveci
Tron Housing, Richard Murphy Architects
Succoth Avenue, Reiach and Hall Architects

Saltire Society Housing Design Award Winner 2004

Winner
‘Succoth Avenue by Reiach and Hall is housing at the top end of the housing market in an extremely affluent suburb. It picked up a Saltire Award because it is extremely well designed, detailed and built, but it is also an imaginative approach to the challenge of building a block that reflects the qualities of the surrounding suburban villas.’
Words by Penny Lewis, Editor Prospect journal and Saltire Housing Design Award judge
The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2004, presented by Johann Lamont MSP (Deputy Minister for Communities) at the Glasgow Lighthouse, credited 4 awards and 6 commendations to projects which – in the words of the Society – “…encourage new developments which can strengthen and enrich the country’s cultural life.’
Succoth Heights, Reiach and Hall’s project for AMA (New Town) Ltd. at Succoth Avenue in Edinburgh was awarded both the Saltire Society Housing Design Award 2004 and the coveted Chartered Institute of Builder’s Good Building Award 2004. Mike Underwood, the CIOB Scottish Chairman, presented the Good Building Award 2004 to Dr Ali Afshar the commissioner and builder – AMA (Construction) Ltd – of Succoth Heights.
These 2 Awards for Succoth Heights follows on from the project’s success at this year’s Scottish Design Awards where Succoth Heights won the ‘Best Housing Project 2004’ and Reiach and Hall’s Design Director & Chairman Neil Gillespie was voted by his peers as ‘Architect of the Year 2004’
1 Succoth Avenue realises – for Neil Gillespie – ‘a long dreamed of opportunity to explore the making of contemporary homes which can stand comparison with the quality of Edinburgh’s unparalleled traditional city living’. 1 Succoth Avenue – Scottish Design Awards winner, Chartered Institute of Builder’s Award winner and now Saltire Society Housing Design Award winner.

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards – 2004

Shortlisted projects
114 Canongate, Edinburgh – Arcade Architects
2 Kirk Place, Dalguise – Arc
The Drum, Bo’ ness – Vernon Monaghan Architects
1 Succoth Avenue, Edinburgh – Reaich & Hall Architects
Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh – Richard Murphy Architects
Ronaldson’s Wharf, Leith – Dignan Reid Dewar Architects / Fraser Brown MacKenna
Littlestane Court, Lawthorn, Irvine – Austin-Smith:Lord
St Cuthberts, Maybole – Austin-Smith:Lord
Queens Gardens, Glasgow – Comprehensive Design Architects
Lotte Glob House, Durness – Gokay Deveci Architect
The Tanks, Wormit – Pask Architects
Wellpark Church, Lynedoch Street, Greenock – Chris Stewart Architects
The Minnow House, Edinburgh – Nicholas Groves-Raines Architects
The Schroder Buildings, Glasgow – Elder & Cannon Architects
Queen Elizabeth Square, Phase B – Elder & Cannon Architects
The Icon, Glasgow – Elder & Cannon Architects
Barehillock Steading, Migvy, Tarland – Michael Rasmussen

Saltire Awards – 2002

The announcement of the winners of this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards will take place on 7 Nov 2002 at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. The awards will be presented by Dr Elaine Murray, MSP, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and the prize giving will be followed by two lectures and a discussion. Gordon Benson, Benson & Forsyth Architects, the designers of the Museum of Scotland and Jonathan Woodroffe, S333 Studio in the Netherlands will talk about their work and housing design.

The Saltire Society was established in 1936 in order to conserve and promote Scottish cultural life. The founders, were strongly influenced by the work of Sir Patrick Geddes and under the leadership of Robert Hurd, Geddes’s son-in-law, Saltire set out to improve the quality of the built environment. In 1937 they established a Housing Design Award that, with the exception of the war years, continued and developed to reflect the changing concerns of the time.
Hurd was keen that new homes, whether rural or urban, respected Scottish design traditions. Today’s panel rewards architects and developers producing new homes that have a strong relationship to their environments and involve successful ‘place-making’. Currently panel members are particularly keen to promote the development of a more thoughtful approach to the layout and design of private sector suburban developments. The panel also look for innovation in the planning, construction, energy efficiency of new homes, as well as encouraging the creation of affordable homes in areas where the market has failed to deliver.

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards – info 25 Oct 2002

Saltire Housing Awards

The announcement of the winners of this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards will take place on 7 Nov 2002 at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.
The Saltire Awards will be presented by Dr Elaine Murray, MSP, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and the prize giving will be followed by two lectures and a discussion.
Gordon Benson, Benson & Forsyth Architects, the designers of the Museum of Scotland and Jonathan Woodroffe, S333 Studio in the Netherlands will talk about their work and housing design.
24 Oct 2002


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