Pirniehall and St David’s RC Primary Schools, Pilton, Edinburgh

August 19 – 25 2002


King’s Theatre
A £10m facelift for Kings Theatre by LDN Architects unveiled

PPP School opens
The combined Pirniehall and St David’s RC Primary Schools in Pilton and the £14m St Thomas of Aquin’’s High School in Chalmers Street opened.
PPP Schools

Top Ten Views
Museum of Scotland photograph
photograph © Adrian Welch
Benson & Forsyth’s Museum of Scotland building leads the contemporary architecture charge into traditional postcard territory: now all we need is to get a good range of contemporary architecture postcards out onto the streets.

Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter
The new Scottish Parliament building is reportedly set to become Edinburgh’s second most popular tourist attraction after Edinburgh Castle.

Arts Council Landmark?
The chairman of the Scottish Arts Council, James Boyle, called for an end to the enduring divide between Edinburgh and Glasgow and suggested a strategic policy to develop new landmark buildings.

Scottish Culture
The Scotsman reported last week: that the Scottish minister of culture, “Mike Watson (or Lord Watson, as he is south of the Border), waxed lyrical at the Edinburgh Book Festival on the Executive’s strategy for architecture. Alas, it transpired the minister was unable to name any living Scottish architects”. Surprised?!

The Civic Trust is inviting entries for its 2003 awards for architecture

Lamb’s House, Leith
Announcement that it is to be transformed into a visitor centre

Doors Open
Doors Open Day information

Metro Restaurant, Grassmarket
Apex Hotel Edinburgh
picture from the hotel
Metro Edinburgh Review
currently showing a Peace exhibition

a Review of sister restaurant agua restaurant

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Houses

Caledonian Hotel
Caledonian Hotel
image © Adrian Welch

Traverse Theatre
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh
photograph © Adrian Welch

København Torv + Havnen
Copenhagen Building images added

Edinburgh Architecture Books

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