Tallest Tower in Scotland

December 2004

Tallest Scottish Tower

Tallest Building in Scotland
Tallest Building in Scotland
Tallest Tower in Scotland: Approved – Exclusive images

Candlemaker Row
Candlemaker Row: Winner: Gareth Hoskins Architects
Shortlist included Sutherland Hussey and Duffy & Batt (image above)

Refurb Complete
The Website has gone through huge transformation in 2004: pages have been rationalised, links corrected, and links added at the bases of pages that are relevant to the architect or building featured.
In addition lots of structural changes have occurred which would not be noticed by most people such as pages & images being renamed to create a logical database and cleansing of outdated html. Sadly many images were lost by others earlier this year but we have now unlinked all missing images.
Of course, many more pages have also been added in 2004 to create a huge resource on Scottish Architecture: the two sites now receive more traffic than any other Scottish Architecture websites.
Some pages have also been thoroughly renovated, for example you can now search for buildings by geographic area on the Buildings Info page; soon you will be able to search by Architect. More improvements will take place in 2005. If you spot errors please mail us. Comments welcome.

Chair Selected
Architecture and Design Scotland
The Chair is to be Raymond Young OBE, an architect and a former senior member of staff of Scottish Homes. The Deputy Chairs are Professor Brian Evans and Malcolm Fraser.
The new public body, Architecture and Design Scotland, is being established as the national champion for good architecture and design in the built environment.

After Fraser
16 Dec

EDI voted No. 22
RIBAJ Top 50 Clients survey place the ‘Feisty Ian Wall’ and his EDI Group at No. 22. No. 17 is Glasgow Council and Maggies are at No. 40.

Opal Hotel?
Montpeliers, owners of the Opal Lounge, have proposed a £5m boutique hotel at 125 George Street. The company has submited a planning application with City of Edinburgh Council to build a 33 bedroom hotel with restaurant, cocktail bar and private members’ lounge, the site of a former Standard Life office with Georgian frontage and 1986 extension to rear.

3D Architects – Former C&A
Edinburgh Architects News
Scaffold strip underway at Redevco building, Princes St

Old Town Fire Competition
Run by McGregor’s, mid-Jan deadline – upper levels of the Old Town gap site left by the fire of 8 Dec 2002, the Joint Owners having worked with Malcolm Fraser Architects on base plans.

Saltire Commendation
Barehillock Steading
Rasmussen Levie Architects

PAN 70
Planning Advice Note (PAN) 70 outlines how planning authorities can deliver the online services that individuals, communities and businesses require.
This may prove to be a mixed blessing for architects – tracking should be easier but people can object with a click of the button. E-planning is designed to increase openness, efficiency and effectiveness in planning service delivery, assisting architects, agents and community groups.
PAN 70 explains how planning authorities can develop websites to allow people to make and monitor the progress of applications; investigate if changes to property require permission and find out about applications in their area and make representations online.

RMJM Award for Art
Edinburgh Architects News
winning scheme above


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