Venice Biennale – Architecture

October 2004

Venice Biennale 2004

Venice Biennale 2004
Venice Biennale 2004
Architecture Pavilions – Scotland, UK & the World: Venice Biennale Review by Rebecca Wober
"Whilst Murphy and the French pavilion present the same kind of spread that they would for the AJ, Pawson and the Dutch went a step further but the Polish pavilion goes all the way".

Scottish Architecture Awards
RIAS Best Building in Scotland: 28 Oct, Edinburgh
St Aloysius College by Elder & Cannon
Wolfson Building by Reiach and Hall Architects

Zaha Hadid Wins Transport Museum
Councillor Charlie Gordon has achieved his desire for a ‘world-class’ architect for the new Glasgow Museum which created controversy earlier this year
Images online from first placed Zaha Hadid architects and second placed Gareth Hoskins Architects

RIAS Best Building in Scotland: 28 Oct, Edinburgh
Eastgate + Lotte Glob + St Aloysius + Maggies Dundee

In Oct 2001 MAST submitted the winning entry for the Scotland wide Sustainable Housing Competition, promoted by Castlehill Housing Association, for a site at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. The final scheme of 34 houses was completed in 2004 and has recently won the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference environmental innovation award for 2004

Lanark Road House
Planning Consent has been granted for a new private house at Slateford in Edinburgh by Arcade Architects

Hill Place Hotel
Edinburgh City Council has granted detail plans for a £5m hotel on Hill Place to the Royal College of Surgeons. Earlier this year the Royal College of Surgeons had detailed plans granted for a £5m University alteration in Edinburgh

Mavisbank House
Work to renovate Robert Adam’s Mavisbank House, Loanhead, could begin in 2006/2007 in a £7m scheme. A development study, backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Midlothian Council, into the conservation, access, use & marketing of the 18th-century house and its 70-acre parkland ground, is nearing completion

Granton Homes
Plans for more than 300 flats by Barratt, Bellway Homes and AB Hamilton on
a waterfront plot were lodged with CEC Planning this week

Union Street
Aberdeen City Council has revealed plans for a £16m project to pedestrianise part of Aberdeen’s Union Street: more soon

Scottish Gas
Foster & Partners Scottish Gas building by SecondSite Property at the ForthQuarter in Granton named as the national winner in the Commercial Workplace category

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter
HM Queen – Scottish Parliament Official Opening: Sat 9 Oct

Prestonfield House
Five star hotel named AA Hotel of the Year 5 Oct 2004
Prestonfield House Hotel: Exclusive Review images

Edinburgh Quay Exclusive
Edinburgh Quay
image © Paul Zanre
Images by Paul Zanre of Michael Laird Architects’ Edinburgh Quay

Roses Design Awards: 7 Oct, Manchester
Public Interior
Chris Stewart Architects, Glasgow: Fopp Records: Manchester

Best Housing Project
Malcolm Fraser Architects, Edinburgh for Stewart Milne: The Drum, Bo’ness

Six practices reported to be competing for Old Town Fire site with announcement by Christmas.

Plans announced to build its new global headquarters in Aberdeen with architects Halliday Fraser Munro.

Widows Office
Scottish Widows Plc has submitted detailed plans for a £4m office in Edinburgh


Restaurants Edinburgh

Frank Gehry

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