Restoration Shortlist: Scotland

April 2004

Lothian Architectural News

Restoration Shortlist: Scotland
Hall of Clestrain, Orkney – 1769-70
Knockando Wool Mill, Morayshire – 1784
Portencross Castle, Ayrshire – 14thc.

Andrew Doolan
Andrew Doolan FRIAS passed away this morning after a short illness. Andrew was a passionate supporter of Scottish contemporary architecture and sponsored the annual RIAS Best Building in Scotland Award. Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family and friends.

Rhubarb Restaurant, Prestonfield House Hotel
Rhubarb Restaurant; best dining review so far: online – ‘The house is fairly sedate from outside but as entry unfolds you are swept into a cosetted luxury of colour and pattern, richly furnished rooms and exquisite service…We enjoyed Rhubarb immensely, we were pampered and the Hotel proved that it could really look after its guests’.

Design Stories
Restoration Shortlist: Scotland
by designers Graven Images, Scotland

Foster wins SECC II
Foster and Partners to create an additional Glasgow SECC £50m concert arena

Clocktower refurbished
Edinburgh Clocktower adj. the Tun

Edinburgh City Region in the 21st Century – Conference
11 May: Terry Farrell will be keynote speaker

Scottish Architects & Surveyors win UK Award
Orkney’s Pentarq was named as UK Construction Consultant / Surveyor of the Year at the ‘Building’ magazine’s annual awards ceremony

RSA Show
Richard Murphy ARSA wins RSA Medal for Architecture: ‘…to encourage younger architects’: add your review, comment on my review – letters welcome
Alan Dunlop letter already received

RIAS Convention in Aberdeen
Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Tony Fretton, Lars Gemzøe, Richard Weston, Jonathan Woolf, Alex de Rijke, Benedetta Tagliabue, Róisín Heneghan, Shih-fu Peng: RIAS Convention

Dr Bell’s School
Smith Scott Mullan Architects have recently been appointed as part of the Design Team to convert this existing school and well known Leith landmark in to flats and community facilities. The selection procedure was part of the OJEC procurement process.

Telford Road Exclusive
New social housing development on Telford Road in Granton: planning submission due to be submitted by gm+ad architects.

Centre for Biomedical Research
Work on the £200m Edinburgh Biomedical Research Centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh is due to start early in 2005. It’s the largest deal of its kind undertaken by Scottish Enterprise, which will also invest £23m in the acility to be built next to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at Little France.

Danish Guide
The Danish Architecture Guide on the web, has been updated and the complete version is now available in English. The guide includes the most important architecture in Denmark, all in one site.

Poor old Basildon, incoming Edinburgh Architecture Tsar, Sir Terry Farrell, is quoted in Press as saying Edinburgh needs to be radically redesigned as part of a drive to prevent the Basildonisation of the city and ensure that developers raise their standards.

PFI on a roll
The Scottish Executive has advised it aims to build 300 Scottish Schools over the next six years using PFI – almost one primary or secondary school per week between now and 2010.

RIAS Award for Architecture
Best Building in Scotland
£25k prize donated by Andrew Doolan and Point Hotel

Elphinstone Place
Cooper Cromar Architects’ 39 storey, 134m high, skyscraper will be 9m higher than Scotland’s tallest structure.

Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2004
The Scottish Executive have been asked by CABE to encourage entries to the
Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2004.

RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
178th RSA Exhibition 3 Apr – 20 May

Fountain North
Oberlanders Fountainbridge project added

EAA Awards
Both Eva Jiricna AND Austin Williams (AJ) to talk at this years EAA Ball
contact the EAA for tickets: sold out

Civic Trust Awards 2004
Only two projects in Scotland seem worthy of a Civic Trust Award:
The Hidden Gardens
Wolfson Medical Building

2004 Commendation Winners – The 6 commendation winners in Scotland are:
Holyrood Park Education Centre
Evolution House
Glasgow Radisson SAS Hotel
Glasgow St Aloysius College: Clavius Building
Glasgow Faculty of Education: St Andrews Building
Tron Steeple Restoration, Glasgow


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