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Fife Building News

University of St Andrews Music Centre Architecture Contest
University of St Andrews Music Centre
26 Oct 2015 – The University of St Andrews has announced a design competition for a new music centre. Practical and cost-effective proposals demonstrating both ‘flair and innovation’ are sought for the new facility which will be located on historic Queen’s Terrace, reports the Architects’ Journal: University of St Andrews Music Centre Architecture Competition

Fife Hospital
24 bedroom mental heath unit at Stratheden Hospital, Cupar by Richard Murphy Architects for NHS, Fife Acute Hospitals

New Fife School
Seaview Primary School in Monifieth to be built by Angus Council will use biomass heating as part of the council’s strategy to reduce CO2 emissions + rainwater recycling for toilet flushing and solar panels to aid water heating

Fife Eco-Town
Banks Developments unveiled regeneration proposal labelled an ‘Eco-Town’ for 4 former mining communities: Auchterderran, Bowhill, Cardenden and Dundonald. Elements include a transport hub, park-and-ride & 1200 homes but reports appear not to give any qualification of precise sustainability levels. Due to commence in 2011.

Where better to have Scotland’s first ‘Eco-Town’ than in the home county of the Prime Minister, who has promoted the concept? But how is an Eco-Town defined? Will they help save the planet or are they yet another example of greenwash? Is this definitely an ‘Eco-Town’?! There are 10 Eco-Towns proposed by central government, with precise zero carbon criteria. This proposal is not one of the ten because applications are still being sought, until the end of October. Will large-scale housing developments up and down the land now be referred to as ‘Eco-Towns’ one wonders.

Cupar Homes
Three new houses in Cupar by Paterson Architects for MAB Ltd. Jul 2007

Key Fife Buildings

1. Andrew Melville Halls, St Andrews
James Stirling

2. Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy
Zaha Hadid Architects

3. Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Nicoll Russell Studios

4. Sandford Country House Hotel
Baillie Scott, Architect

5. St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Glenrothes
Gillespie Kidd & Coia Architects

6. University of St Andrews New Arts Faculty Building
Reiach and Hall Architects

Fife Buildings : Scottish Architecture

Fife Buildings in Detail

1. Andrew Melville Halls by James Stirling
1967
Andrew Melville Halls
photo © Adrian Welch
Two wings set at an acute angle with student dormitories stepped down section towards the tips from a pivotal core.
James Stirling (1926-92) became famous amongst architects for his Cambridge University Library building but became popularily known due to his Stuttgart Staatsgalerie, which appeared in a TV advert for Rover cars in the late Eighties.

2. First permanent building by Zaha Hadid in the UK:
Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy
Zaha Hadid Architect
zaha hadid
Maggie Centre: image supplied by Zaha Hadid Architects 14.01.04

3. Byre Theatre, St Andrews
2001
Nicoll Russell Studios
This original Fife theatre was founded in 1933. A new building opened in 1970 and Nicoll Russell Studios completed the current Byre Theatre in 2002. Opening in June 2001, this competition-winning, lottery-funded Theatre creates a contemporary theatre within a historically sensitive context.
The £4m building includes a 220 seat auditorium and stage with full flying capability, ‘back of house’ accommodation, conference facilities, fully flexible studio theatre, and foyer / restaurant spaces which respond to the existing urban fabric by forging a new link between the differing public realms to the ‘front’ and ‘rear’ of the site:Fife Theatre

4. Sandford Country House Hotel
1902
MH Baillie Scott architect
Designed in the arts & crafts style Sandford Cottage was built for the Valentine family of Dundee : Fife hotel

5. St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Glenrothes
1957
First major collaboration by Isi Metzstein & Andy MacMillan

6. University of St Andrews New Arts Faculty Building
2006
Reiach and Hall Architects

St Andrews Building

Glenrothes Buildings

St Andrews Buildings
St Andrews Theatre Building
photo © Adrian Welch

St Andrews Buildings – Key Designs

British Golf Museum
British Golf Museum St Andrews
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

St Andrews Fish Restaurant
St Andrews Fish
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Key Building near to Fife
Maggies Dundee by Frank Gehry

Saline Building – Saline Sitooterie for Fife Council

Fife Buildings

Thornton Colliery, Fife
1954
Egon Riss

Housing in St Monans
1970’s
Baxter Clark & Paul

Housing in Pittenweem
1970’s
Baxter Clark & Paul

Fife Leisure Park

Fife Restaurants

Edinburgh Tours: Architecture Walking Tours

Current Fife Architecture: St Brycedale Campus by RMJM

Scottish Castles in Edinburgh & Lothian

Harvey Nichols

Fife building – Dysart Regeneration/Artworks, Fife : Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Public Realm/Landscaping Shortlist: City Design Co-operative Ltd

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