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Scottish Architecture News 2011

Developments & New Buildings in Scotland

This page is the archive for 2011. It contains a selection of major Scottish Architecture News, with projects arranged chronologically, latest first.

Each architecture news item links to an individual project page. We’ve selected what we feel are the key Scottish Building News stories, but additions are always welcome.

Scottish Architecture News – 2011

Carbuncle Award News
Carbuncle Awards : winner news. 15 Dec

Expo Fiasco
Project Scotland out today with headline ‘The showpiece that became an eyesore’ about the Highland Expo in Inverness, with MSP Mary Scanlon claiming it was a “fiasco”: Scotland’s Housing Expo. 15 Dec

Scottish Parliament Entry
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh : new Security Entry Proposal. 15 + 14 Dec

Scottish Design Awards 2012
The Scottish Design Awards have issued a call for entries for their 2012 awards program, a highlight in the architectural and design calendar.
As ever the event aims to recognize the best graphic and architectural design in Scotland.
Entries for the award must be received no later than Friday, March 9, but anyone quick out of the blocks with a submission prior to January 6 will receive a 20% discount.

Aberdeen City Garden News
Aberdeen City Garden designs presentation board
image of Team 1 proposal
Aberdeen City Garden, : Design Contest Winners news. 24 Nov

Saltire Awards News
Hill Street Glasgow
image from Saltire Awards
Saltire Awards : winners news. 23 Nov

Dundee Institute of Architects Awards
National Centre of Excellence in Computer Games Education
photo © Keith Hunter
Dundee Institute of Architects Awards : Archial win ‘Best Interior Design Project’. 23 Nov 2011

Best Building in Scotland News
National Museum of Scotland
photo © Adrian Welch
Best Building in Scotland Award 2011 : National Museum of Scotland. 18 Nov

Linsiadar, Isle of Lewis, northwest Scotland
photo : Keith Hunter

Linsiadar. 17 Nov

The Old Courthouse, Rothesay : Isle of Bute
Collective Architecture
The Old Courthouse Rothesay Bute
photo © Andrew Lee

Old Courthouse Rothesay. 17 Nov

GIA Design Awards News
Pearce Street
photo © Keith Hunter
GIA Design Awards : winning buildings + architects. 16 Nov

Hillhead School
Hillhead School, Glasgow – new images : jmarchitects. 15 Nov

‘The Kelpies’ Design Competition
The Kelpies
picture : Graeme Gilmour
The Kelpies Design Competition
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has been commissioned by Falkirk Council to manage an important competition to select an architect-led, multi disciplinary, team. The competition is for the design of the internal space within a giant sculpture of a horse’s head. The structure will be set within one of two horses head sculptures, ‘The Kelpies’, by world renowned sculptor, Andy Scott. The competition also seeks the design of a complementary visitor hub on the same site. 9 Nov

Dalmore Distillery
Dalmore Distillery Alness
photo © Neale Smith
Dalmore Distillery Alness, Scotland : JAM Studio Architects. 9 Nov

Andrew Doolan Award
Andrew Doolan Award : Best Building in Scotland 2011 Shortlist. 21 Oct

Reiach and Hall Awards News
Dundee Council Offices
image © Dave Morris
Reiach and Hall : Roses Design Awards News. 17 Oct

Weavers Cottage
Weavers Cottage
image © Reiach and Hall Architects
Ettrick Valley House. 17 Oct

RIAS Stirling Society of Architects 2011 Design Award – Winner
The RIAS Stirling Society of Architects has announced the winner of its 2011 Design Award. At a busy ceremony held in Gean House, Alloa, President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Sholto Humphreys presented Falkirk based practice ARKA Architects with the Society’s top award for it’s conversion of Cairneymount Church, Maddiston for GRS Homes: Stirling Society of Architects 2011 Design Award. 14 Oct

Raploch Road Stirling
Raploch Road Stirling
image from architects
Anderson bell + Christie Architects commissioned by Raploch URC, were given a brief to design and construct a new mixed use development with mass timber construction. The project is being funded by the Town Centre Regeneration fund.
Raploch Road Stirling. 22 Sep

Glentress Building
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photos : Michael Wolchover
Building designed by Gaia architects. 22 Sep

Tomintoul Buildings
Tomintoul Buildings : Regeneration Strategy and Master Plan for Tomintoul and the surrounding Glenlivet area. 20 Sep

Valtos House
Valtos House
photo © Keith Hunter
Valtos House, Isle of Lewis by Edge Architecture. 20 + 14 Sep

Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Stirling : design approved. 7 Sep

V&A Dundee News
V&A Dundee Delugan Meissl
render from V&A
V&A Dundee : Scottish Architecture news

Haddo House
Haddo House
picture from The National Trust for Scotland
Haddo House. 23 Aug 2011
Archaeological dig uncovers long-lost castle site at Haddo House
Archaeological excavations currently underway at the National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House near Methlick, Aberdeenshire are revealing substantial remains of the Place of Kelly, the seat of the Gordons of Haddo prior to the construction of Haddo House in the 1730s.

R.HOUSE, Highlands and Islands
Rural Design Architects
image from architects

R.HOUSE. 19 Jul
Isle of Skye based Rural Design Architects and James MacQueen builders are pleased to announce the launch of R.HOUSE, an exciting new innovation in the provision of affordable, sustainable housing for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Scottish Design Awards
Scottish Design Awards winners

Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen – site works commence : BDP architects. 14 Jul

Museum Hall, Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan:
Lochgilphead House
photo from FB

Marischal College Building
Marischal College, Aberdeen – occupation of building begins : Holmes. 14 Jul

Riverside Museum Glasgow
Museum of Transport Glasgow
photograph : Hufton + Crow
Riverside Museum Glasgow : Zaha Hadid Architects’ major building in Scotland. 10 Jun

RIBA Awards
Shettleston Housing Association Offices
photo © Andrew Lee
RIBA Awards : Scottish Winners for 2011. 19 + 20 May

Ravenscraig Sports Facility
Ravenscraig Sports Facility
picture © Andrew Lee
Ravenscraig Sports Facility, Scotland. 10 May

Cardross Seminary
St Peter's College
photo © Neale Smith
Cardross Seminary : building bought by NVA. 10 May

Coll House
Coll Property
photo : Ross Evans
Coll Property, Isle of Coll, west Scotland : wt architecture. 2 May

Cumbernauld Buildings
photo © Dag Nilsen
Cumbernauld Town Centre : photos from 1969 visit. 28 Apr

Egyptian Halls News
Egyptian Halls, Glasgow : Demolition threat to Greek Thomson building. 27 Apr

Glasgow School of Art Extension
Glasgow School of Art Extension
picture : Steven Holl Architects
Glasgow School of Art Extension Planning News + Comments

Stirling Castle Refurbishment
First Minister Alex Salmond marks opening of Renaissance royal palace after £12m refurbishment: Stirling Castle. 16 Mar

Scotland’s Housing Expo
Scotland's Housing Expo house
photo from organiser
Scotland’s Housing Expo : Event News. 25 Feb

South Clerk Street Odeon Cinema Petition
Former Odeon Cinema Edinburgh – “A Compulsory Purchase Order is our last hope to breathe life back into the old Odeon building”. 22 Feb

Super Insulated House
Roslin House, near Edinburgh : Reiach and Hall Architects. 18 Feb

Maggie’s Aberdeen
Norwegian architects Snøhetta set to design this latest Maggie’s Centre. 17 Feb
Links: Aberdeen Architecture + Snøhetta

Isle of Muck Pod
Isle of Muck Pod, Western Isles, Scotland : Andy McAvoy, Blast Architects. 16 Feb

Quartermile Housing
Quartermile Housing : Richard Murphy Architects. 7 Feb

Urban Realm News
Urban Realm – Management Buy Out : UK’s oldest architecture magazine. 3 Feb

Delivering better places in Scotland
Guide launched to “help create well-designed, successful communities”.

A guide produced in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland and Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) was launched on 27 Jan, aimed at providing better places in Scotland to live, visit and work. It is aimed at a variety of public, private and community stakeholders whose role it is to regenerate or design neighbourhoods: Delivering better places in Scotland Guide. 28 Jan

Perth Monastery
The future of an historic 19th century Redemptorist monastery in Perth could be secured following the submission of a planning application by CALA Homes.

The neo-gothic St Mary’s Monastery has stood on the wooded slopes of Perthshire’s Kinnoull Hill since the 1860s – and has become an important international destination for both the Redemptorist Order and followers of all faiths as a spiritual retreat centre.

Now, the future of St Mary’s is at stake due to an urgent requirement to refurbish the internal fabric of the category B-listed building to allow it to meet modern standards and to continue as a retreat centre.

In order to meet the £2.5 million renovation bill, Redemptorist Trustees have established an innovative partnership with CALA Homes to develop a six-acre site owned by the monastery. CALA’s plans include building up to 19 detached family homes designed to sensitively integrate with surrounding countryside and woodland. 27 Jan

Scottish National Arena Glasgow
Scottish National Arena Glasgow by Foster & Partners to go on site in February

Glasgow Drawing Competition Winners
Winners for architectural drawing competition organised by Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts: Glasgow Drawing Competition exhibition 22 Jan – 4 Feb Kelly Gallery & Glasgow Art Club, 118 Douglas St. 21+24 Jan

South Glasgow Hospital
£842m ‘super hospital’ designed by Nightingale Associates gets final approval. Brookfield Construction’s final plan has been approved by the Government. South Glasgow Hospital is one of the largest hospitals ever commissioned to be built in the UK

Centre for Virus Research
Sheppard Robson has won the commission to design a new building for the Medical Research Council/University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow. 18 Jan

Floating Village Glasgow
Floating leisure village : ZM Architecture and Baca Ltd (The Netherlands). 14 + 18 Jan

V&A at Dundee at Holyrood in Edinburgh
The Scottish Parliament exhibition of V&A Dundee designs 17 – 27 Jan. 17 Jan

RMJM Lawsuit
RMJM Architects : Lawsuit by employees in USA. 12 Jan

Bankhall Court
Bankhall Court, Govanhill, Glasgow : John Gilbert Architects. 5 Jan

Glenmorangie Bottling Plant, Livingston, West Lothian
Glenmorangie Bottling Plant
photograph : Keith Hunter
Glenmorangie Bottling Plant: New Building. 3 Jan

Scottish Architecture News – 2010 Highlights

Robert Burns Museum
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
photo : National Trust for Scotland Photo Library
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum : Simpson & Brown Architects. 22 Dec

Best Building in Scotland 2010 News
Shettleston Housing Association Offices
photo © Andrew Lee
Best Building in Scotland : Doolan Prize winners news. 19 Nov

Medical & Biological Sciences Building
Medical & Biological Sciences Building
photo © Andrew Lee
St Andrews Medical School Building : Reiach and Hall Architects. 19 Nov

Raasay Building
Raasay Community Hall
photo © Andrew Lee
Raasay Community Hall, Skye : Dualchas Building Design. 3 Nov

V&A Dundee
V&A Dundee Delugan Meissl
image from V&A
V&A Dundee : Scottish Architecture Competition

ESW Building
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
picture from architect
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop : Sutherland Hussey Architects. 26 Oct

Braes of Balvonie
Scotland's Housing Expo
photo : Kirsty Ward
Scotland’s Housing Expo – homes due for completion by Spring. 7 Oct

RIBA Awards Scotland
Small Animal Hospital Glasgow
photo © Andrew Lee
RIBA Awards 2010 : Scottish Winners news. 25 Mar

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