Sean Connery Filmhouse, Edinburgh

News : Sep 2004

Sean Connery Edinburgh – Filmhouse Proposal

Sean Connery Filmhouse Edinburgh
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Sean Connery Edinburgh
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Sean Connery Filmhouse Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects
as first reported earlier in Sep

Forth Road Bridge Canopy : Exclusive
Reiach and Hall Architects’ Forth Road Bridge proposal

Planning application by McCarthy and Stone for the burnt-out Bellevue Hotel in Dunbar provoking discussion

Scottish Architecture Annual 2004
Launched by Carnyx at RFACs 22 Sep
Prospect Magazine website also launched

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

First Scottish Parliament
Debate + Public Access

BDP Architects’ new Napier University Building

Best Building in Scotland 2004
RIAS Award for Architecture Shortlist announced:
Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles
St Aloysius College, Clavius Building, Glasgow
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Respite Centre, Dundee
Lotte Glob House, Durness, Sutherland

Doors Open Day Edinburgh 2004
Doors Open Day Edinburgh: Sat Sep 25
Out of the Blue and The Drill Hall will be taking part in this year’s Doors Open Days for the first time

Edinburgh Quay
Progress Shots (20.09.04) of Michael Laird Architects’ Edinburgh Quay

Allan Murray Resigns
Murray resigns from CEC design advisor role following disagreement with CEC re Terry Farrell appointment to design the EICC Extension

Cowgate Housing
Tron Square
image © Adrian Welch
Richard Murphy Architects’ next building in Edinburgh’s Old Town:
Tron Housing: Phases 3 & 4
Richard Murphy is in Venice exhibiting as the only Scottish-based architect.

Sean Connery Filmhouse
Project for Lothian Road – model viewed by Sir Sean Connery:
Sean Connery Filmhouse
picture from architect
The Festival Square location has proved controversial with key members of the Council and some neighbours, more on this once the furore has died down:
Sheraton Hotel (Health Club) page.

Sheraton Health Club
Edinburgh Architects News 
image © Adrian Welch

Small Medium and Large
City Design Co-operative are currently working on 3 garden designs of varying scales in association with Malcolm Fraser Architects.

Egg Opening
Napier University’s Craiglockhart campus opens this weekend
£25m redevelopment featuring an egg-shaped lecture theatre (above) designed by BDP Architects opens 19 Sep 2004

Leith Docks – The Future
Forth Ports Ltd has submitted an outline planning application for a £19.2m
development of 480 flats and offices on Ocean Drive, Leith.
Up to 18,000 new homes – 5,400 family homes and 4,500 affordable properties – could be created at Leith Docks. The proposals are part of a draft framework,
produced by Forth Ports in conjunction with Edinburgh City Council, which
has set out a 15-year vision for Leith Docks.
Also proposed is a new cruise liner terminal, an extension to the Ocean
Terminal shopping centre, a major new civic space around the Imperial Dry
Dock, and a marine windfarm.

Potterrow (Images unveiled)
by Bennetts Associates, with Reiach and Hall Architects for Edinburgh
University. Images of the new School of Informatics building surface online…..but then are withheld whilst in Planning.

Modern Villa?
CiAO wins planning Appeal for modern villa in Edinburgh’s bungalow belt.

Big Ideas
Dear edinburgharchitecture,

Thank you for your comments on the exhibition of our work at the RIAS and in
particular, my sketches. Unfortunately, I can’t take all the credit for the
quality of the exhibition or our recent work. Gordon Murray, I suppose
deserves just a little. Not too much mind, probably like a midgie’s wing.

As does Ed, who made all our models and Gordon who does our animations and
Stacey, Maggie and John, who designed and put together the exhibition. Well,
come to think of it, everybody involved in the practice deserves some praise I
suppose, for producing some of the most innovative work in Scotland. Which
our furtive and skulking critic would have seen had he or she come to Rutland
Square, instead of sounding off to the AJ.

Anyway, thanks again

Yours faithfully

Alan Dunlop
Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects

Grounds for Special School
Two sites located on the grounds of the current Craigroyston High campus in Ferry Road have been proposed as options to house a replacement for Oaklands Special School. An outline planning permission application has been lodged with Edinburgh City Council.


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