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Major contemporary buildings include the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh by EMBT/RMJM and the Museum of Scotland (extension) in Edinburgh by Benson + Forsyth. Famous architects with buildings in Scotland include Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Steven Holl and David Chipperfield.
The last section of the new Queensferry Crossing has been lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile link across the Forth. The £1.4 billion construction project is due to open in June 2017.
A block of flats in Leith made famous by the novel Trainspotting have been awarded Category A listed status. The curving "Banana flats" in Leith were home to Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in Irvine Welsh's book. Cables Wynd House was built in the 1960s in the "Brutalist" architectural style. Historic Environment Scotland said it had decided to recognise the flats and neighbouring Linksview House after consultation with residents.
Proposals unveiled for 102 flats and 302sqm of retail space at Quartermile on land off Porters Walk: two 10 storey blocks designed by Foster + Partners, the final phase on this 19-acre site.
Design: Lee Boyd, Designers + Architects Lee Boyd were successful in a limited competition to provide architectural services for Charlotte Chapel who have moved to St George’s West Church in the centre of Edinburgh.
Installing a mezzanine floor in this double-height apartment turned it from a one-bed flat into a two-bed home. Finding a property that offered the space and features they were after in the perfect location was a challenge for architect Jonathan Thomas and his wife, particularly as they were first-time buyers.
Work to start on the restoration by Collective Architecture of the City Observatory complex - the ensemble of astronomical buildings by William Henry Playfair on Calton Hill.