New Inverness Justice Centre design by architects Reiach and Hall approved. Construction of Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre is planned to begin in Autumn 2017.
Scottish buildings news – Mosaic Architecture + Design, one of Scotland’s most experienced practices, has acquired Burnet Bell (Glasgow’s second oldest architectural practice, dating back to 1878). The acquisition adds Glasgow School of Art, St. Aloysius’ College and St. Columba’s School to the architect office’s client portfolio.
A new community campus bringing together a purpose-built high school plus a new theatre and arts venue starts on site. The school will house 950 students following the amalgamation of two schools.
Inverness Architecture news
Threesixty Architecture submits Inverness Museum + Art Gallery for planning, a proposal for enhancing the urban environment using vertical elements, light, and surfacing to strengthen the pedestrian routes and wayfinding.
To celebrate the launch of Doors Open Days 2017 and its own 50th anniversary, the Scottish Civic Trust has invited writers, artists, architects, academics and members of the public to nominate their favourite Scottish door.
First country house by Arts & Crafts architect Philip Webb, his only one in Scotland: his references to the English parsonage style are adapted to the Scottish Highlands, using local granite rubble with dark whinstone dressings. The house was requisitioned by the military during World War II, with training for high-profile Czech agents.
The proposal by Mecanoo Architects re-activates the building as cultural attraction with ‘light touch’ interventions, improving accessibility and reinforcing existing connections. the Dutch architecture office beat Richard Murphy Architects, Hoskins Architects, Austin Smith Lord and LDN. The public selected this architect office.
Tickets for Doors Open Day at St Peter’s ; Previosuly, Grant for this intriguing Modernist building from The Getty Foundation ; book launched, ‘Cardross Seminary: Gillespie, Kidd & Coia and the Architecture of Postwar Catholicism’ by Diane M. Watters. The derelict St Peter’s Seminary to be transformed into an arts venue and heritage destination.
Mecanoo Architects win competition for Perth City Hall redevelopment as cultural attraction: Also shortlisted were Richard Murphy Architects, Hoskins Architects, Austin Smith Lord and LDN. The public had their say on initial concept designs, picking the Dutch architect office.
Paschalis Kyrtsopoulis scooped the RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Fifth Year Student for a bold, vigorous and dynamic proposal for a Scottish Youth Parliament and Ministry for Education.
Artist Andy Scott’s 300-tonne Kelpie horse heads, The Kelpies, are the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures. The Queen has opened Scotland’s newest section of canal, part of the £43m Helix project near Falkirk.
Inverness, capital of the Highlands of Scotland, now has a fully refurbished pentahotel, bringing the penta group’s innovative “neighbourhood-lifestyle” approach to four-star hospitality to the heart of this strikingly beautiful city.
The iconic Custom House in Greenock, has been redeveloped by Riverside Inverclyde. Originally designed by celebrated Scottish architect William Burns. The Grade A listed building needs new occupants.