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Edinburgh News September 2005

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Edinburgh Building News in September 2005

Edinburgh Control Tower
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Edinburgh Airport Control Tower due to open 15 OctRoyal Bank of Scotland World HQ: Exclusive
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RBS HQ, by Michael Laird Architects, opened by HM the Queen: Photos

Best Building in Scotland
Shortlist for the 2005 RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture – the UK’s biggest architecture prize:
A’ Chrannag, Rothesay
Community Centre for Health, Partick
Edinburgh Quay, Edinburgh
Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh
Sentinel Office Development, Glasgow
Unofficial BBC Poll: Scottish Parliament currently favourite

Seton Castle – Bargain
Seton Castle by Robert Adam in 1789, reduced sale price from £15m to £10m

Bellevue Hotel
Eyesore Dunbar ruin due to go as planners expected to approve McCarthy & Stone housing on the site next week despite Historic Scotland opposition

Ibrox Expansion
Planning permission given to Ibrox Stadium casino complex expansion

Scottish Design Show – Carbuncle Awards
The shortlist for this year’s Carbuncle Awards will be announced on October 6 at the Scottish Design Show.

New Language?
Loanhead Housing by Arcade Architects, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Quay Phase Two, by Michael Laird Architects, receives planning permission

BLOCK: Architecture Festival Glasgow
Keynote lecture by architect Zaha Hadid + first UK showing of Landforms Exhibition, which formed the Scottish display at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. The Lighthouse will host a major urban summit – New Urbanism and the Future of Place Making, featuring high profile speakers: 0141 204 4400 : 8-15 Oct

Art Lover Comp
House for an Art Lover: Speculative Architecture Competition
The three winning entries were by Gareth Hoskins Architects, JM Architects and Gross Max

Robin House, Children’s Hospice
Images of latest Gareth Hoskins Architects’ building, Robin House + Museum of Scotland masterplan online 070905

Greyfriars Hostel
Conversion of former hotel into Greyfriars apartments by lee boyd

S+N: Edinburgh News
Scottish + Newcastle reportedly moving from the Distillers Company HQ, Ellersly Rd, West Murrayfield by RMJM to 28 St Andrew Square in newly-refurbished former Scottish Equitable offices: what will be old HQ’s fate?

New Scottish Concert Hall
Perth Concert Hall by BDP Architects

Edinburgh Building News
Doors Open Day Edinburgh 24 Sep 2005

ABC Music Venue
ABC Nightclub by Michael Laird Architects

Also by MLA: New Edinburgh building on Semple St in for planning

SEEL £14m funding announced to kickstart Bennetts Associates’ £42m Edinburgh Informatics at Potterrow for Edinburgh University

Book Reviews
Five architecture-related book reviews by Ian Wall now online 080905

Forth Bridge house, North Queensferry by emerging Scottish architects:

New Forth Bridge
Now that FETA’s board appear to have accepted the need for a new Forth Bridge it is surely time an international competition is arranged in order that an excellent design is achieved. Or is it?

With the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge close by it is one of the most important engineering & architecture challenges of the next decade for Scotland, unless there’s a big surprise and plans for a third crossing are shelved.
Whether the process is like the many recent bridge competitions in England, such as for Maidstone or Poole, or like the Oresund Link where Denmark’s Georg Rotne was selected is worthy of debate. Please mail us your views to info@edinburgharchitecture.co.uk. Friends of the Earth oppose the proposal. So far pairs of cranked, straight and inverted V-shaped suspension towers have been proposed. See news item for 18.04.05

Steps Stumble
Jefferson Sheard project – £6.6m Waverley Steps escalators/canopies –
delayed by Balmoral Hotel & Historic Scotland. CEC quite rightly wants progress for this windy & dingy funnel but perhaps the proposals are currently too ‘heavy’.

Make Edinburgh
Make Architects win Ross Bandstand Competition, to add to their Granton Tower project

QMUC Slated
CEC planners criticise Dyer Associates QMUC building: previous image for ref

Matrix Loaded
New images of David Duncan Architects’ strongest project so far: Matrix Glasgow

Robert Adam Lecture
Talk by Robert about Granton Harbour + Urban Design: 3 Oct – Edinburgh Talks

Roses Nomination
Edinburgh Quay & Tron Square again jointly nominated for Regeneration Prize, this time at the Roses Awards

Hoskins Framed
Paisley Building for Loretto Housing Association

Mull Theatre
City Architecture Office gains full planning approval for Mull Theatre Arts facility

Bon Accord Quarter
Masterplanned by HOK: Aberdeen City Centre Regeneration

42-storey skyscraper
Tallest scottish building planned Lanarkshire-based John Russell Partnership. Architect, Bob Ramage, apparently inspired by 48-storey One Wall Centre in Vancouver. For comparison, the proposed Elphinstone Place tower by Cooper Cromar is a 39 storey building: Tallest Building in Scotland

Shrub Place, Again
BL Developments Shrub Place planning submission by Broadway Malyan due. Shrubhill House should be integrated into the development brief, certainly the sites should be masterplanned together.

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