Edinburgh News in October 2005, Scottish Building Photos, Quartermile Architecture, Architect

Edinburgh News October 2005

Construction + Architectural Development in Lothian, Eastern Scotland

Edinburgh Building News in October 2005

Architecture Debate
discussion forums are aplenty but the dialogue tends towards soundbite carping and incrowd chat enter a forum with a difference – 9 texts online
latest 14.10.05 iconic architecture

Coming & Going
Architecture + Design Scotland appoints four, incl. Head of Design Review; Meanwhile the RIAS says goodbye to a key member – more soon

Scottish News
picture from architect
SECC Arena by Foster & Partners unveiled

Fosters currently working in Edinburgh on Quartermile

Concrete House
Congratulations to Andy Stoane on completion of his first house, an adventurous essay in concrete Modernism – images online: Modern Concrete House

Unite – Student Housing
Lady Lawson St project by Acanthus architects Douglas Forrest: Unite Student Housing images + text online

Princes St Toothpick
Latest announcement on proposals by CEC to extract certain buildings from Princes Street including Marks & Spencers, but nothing significantly new – and BD run article on negative reaction to Broadway Malyan’s role, their appointment has been commented on before, again nothing really new

Clydebank Rebuilt
Recently completed by gm+ad architects: Clydebank Rebuilt images online

Glasgow Tours
Glasgow Tour page refurbished due to ever-increasing number of projects

Edinburgh Tours Feedback
Having shown two Swedish groups, Americans, Catalans, Germans, English, French and Dutch architects around Glasgow and Edinburgh this year we felt it might be interesting to provide a little overall feedback. Glasgow comments on the Glasgow News page. In Edinburgh the Parliament was the key attraction but with mixed reaction. The Museum of Scotland was dismissed by every tour as being overworked and confusing, though the roof terrace is the spiritual highlight of every tour. Dance Base and the Royal Museum of Scotland interior were universally admired by every group, attracting many positive comments

Stirling Award
Winner of Stirling Prize: Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh Lectures
Edinburgh Events just received via RIAS from EU Architecture Department, halfway through series: next up Gross.Max on 28 Oct

The Pinnacle + Cumbernauld + M74 Extension – Carbuncle Winners

06 SKYSCRAPER Architectural Competition
international Architecture Competition for students, architects, engineers, and designers willing to propose new ideas on the concept of vertical density

Glasgow News
CZWG Architects’ Crown Street housing unveiled

Tramway Winner
Malcolm Fraser wins Scottish Ballet job

Maggies Award
Maggies Highlands by Page Park – Wood Awards Commendation

Roses 2005
Roses Design Awards – Results

Architect Jobs + Scottish Architectural Jobs – 9 in Edinburgh & Lothian incl.
Project Architect, £25k to £30k

Giants’ Causeway Comp
announced 11 Oct, Heneghan Peng Architects win yet another competition, none of 5 commendations to UK designers – Architecture Competitions

Dynamic Place
Dynamic Place Awards to be held at Scottish Climbing Centre, Ratho, 24 Nov.
Shortlist includes buildings such as Matrix, Tron Housing, Edqinburgh Quay, Perth Concert Hall, etc.

Exchange Expansion News
MLA project for Premier Property Group gets planning approval

Proposed new buildings for Scottish Widows by jm architects still under discussion. As reported earlier this year this project includes cafe, restaurant, courtyard and retained former meat market entry (latterly Fat Sams)

Autumn Prospect Debate on the City
27 Oct 6pm – 40 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Speakers for the debate include Martha Schwartz, Landscape Architect and Robert Adam, Robert Adam Architects

Scottish Design Show – Carbuncle Awards
Shortlist for Carbuncle Awards + Best 100 Modern Scottish Buildings (below) was announced on 6 Oct at the Scottish Design Show
1. St Peter’s Seminary
2. Burrell Collection
3. St Aloysius’ Junior School
4. Scottish Parliament
5. Bernat Klein Studio

Competition News
Aberdeen University Library Competition – Shortlist: Schmidt Hammer & Lassen, Page Park Architects, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, Moshe Safdie with Allan Murray Architects, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects and Bennetts Associates

Infirmary St Baths
Victorian B-listed Infirmary St Baths going onto open market following end of negotiations with Buredi: Gareth Hoskins scheme for artists’ workplaces and flats

Edinburgh Funding News
£22m of CEC funding from Scottish Executive Cities Growth Fund announced, incl: £250k for Waverley Station, £4m for Sports facilities – eg Commonwealth Pool refurb, Ratho Climbing Centre buy-out – & £650k for Tron Kirk

Edinburgh News: No Surprise
Scottish Parliament wins 2005 RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture – the UK’s biggest architecture prize – with RMJM’s Gordon McGregor picking up the award and cheque. Alongside Maggies Highlands it is also one of 24 projects shortlisted for the Wood Awards. Also announced today, Edinburgh Quay won the IAS/OAS Awards in London for best commercial building outside London. South Gyle Crescent picked up a Regional BCO Award

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