Edinburgh News Aug 2007, Buildings

Edinburgh News : Buildings + Architects

August 2007

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Caltongate : ‘profoundly misguided’
Caltongate
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James Simpson condemns Caltongate project, saying it would damage Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site and that developers should "go back to the drawing board". In a separate development a decision on the devlopment is delayed due to a site visit following objections from Canongate Kirk re 5-storey blocks on Calton Road

Visio 20:20
Edinburgh Development of 256 apartments by Westpoint Homes, backed by CALA Finance Scotland

Leith Competition Winner
Piotr Bloniewski of CDA wins FPP’s Leith Contest at Albert Dry Dock with a 12m high ‘Crow’s Nest’, rather bizarrely described as Edinburgh’s answer to Glasgow Tower

Aberdeen Building News
Aberdeen Library
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University of Aberdeen Library plans submitted by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

The Wave Dundee
The Wave Dundee
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FM Homes’ residential development: 15-storey elliptical tower: Dundee News

Evolution
Evolution Glasgow
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Buccleuch Property approved £25m nine-storey Evolution Glasgow development

GH2
Glasgow Harbour : Recent Images of Phase Two

Roses Awards
Roses Awards 2007 – Nominations online

Award Deadlines
Doolan Best Building in Scotland : 10 Sep / Civic Trust Awards : 11 Sep

Certification of Design
RIAS & BRE Certification of Design Scheme receives ministerial approval

London Olympic Village – Shortlist
47 architects selected, none Scottish: London Olympic Buildings

Edinburgh Architects – Taiwan
Taipei development
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Lewis & Hickey win £50m Tudor-style luxury Taipei development

Hemingway to Judge
Wayne Hemingway joins Scottish Eco Prize for Creativity 2007 Jury

Forth crossing : Tunnel or Bridge?
Forth Road Bridge
image © Adrian Welch
Public exhibition on Forth crossing open. Two options shortlisted: bridge or tunnel. According to a survey the tunnel is clear favourite but the cheaper suspension bridge is apparently recommended by Transport Scotland

Hearts redevelopment
Hearts FC unveil plans for £51m redevelopment of Tynecastle Stadium

‘String of Pearls’
Development Framework by City of Edinburgh Council + Broadway Malyan for regeneration of area between Princes Street & Rose Street Lane North from Calton Hill to Haymarket, as posted on this page Mar/Apr 2007:
Edinburgh City Centre Regeneration
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Vision incl. glass-covered walkways: Edinburgh City Centre Regeneration

Scottish Provident
St Andrew Square building
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ING UK to sell major development opportunities in former Scottish Provident building

Burrellopolis
The Burrell Company celebrates 25 years with Burrellopolis exhibition at The Lighthouse and a book edited by Neil Baxter

Scottish Sustainable Building Panel
Expert panel proposed to recommend ways to make Scottish buildings more energy efficient: Sustainable Architecture News

RMJM Statue
Planning granted to RMJM 230807 for James Clerk Maxwell statue on George St

55-61 Jeffrey St
Planning granted to The Carl Fisher Sibbald Partnership 240807 for former tannery site: flats, hotel extension & commercial – Jeffrey Street

Cammo Grove
Planning granted to Michael Laird Architects 220807 for pair of contemporary MacTaggart + Mickel houses

Kildean Development
Michael Laird Architects submitted plans for City Of Stirling Business Parks & Elphinstone Land: mixed-use development at Raploch, Stirling

Justice Mill Lane
Justice Mill Lane
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Images of Richard Murphy Architects’ Aberdeen building

Fife Hydrogen Office Demonstration Centre
Planning submission by Fife Council for £3m energy-efficient office & demonstration centre unveiled for the Energy Park in Methil: powered by renewable energy / hydrogen fuel cell energy: funded by Scottish Enterprise, Alsherra Investments + European Regional Development Fund, as posted on this page 160107

The Hub
Page/Park £10m redevelopment of University of Glasgow Hub

Summer Break
Wellington Buildings
image © Adrian Welch
Photos from 8-day trip to Wellington, New Zealand

Edinburgh Informatics
Edinburgh Informatics
image © Adrian Welch
Potterrow Latest images of Bennetts / Reiach and Hall building

Botanics Gateway to Start
Edinburgh Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre to start after £10m funding confirmation

Dunfermline Museum
Dunfermline Museum
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More images released of Richard Murphy Architects’ Dunfermline Museum project

Trump Golf Links News
Golf resort fever hits north east Scotland with numerous recent proposals. But Trump International’s plans aren’t for some unwanted fields. Some of the holes are located in dunes valuable to Scotland : Scottish Golf Development

Edinburgh Restaurant
Zanzero : Edinburgh Restaurant of the Year

News Summary
So far the fire-damaged Princes St shop fa├žade looks unscathed – Romanes & Paterson, listed building from 18th century. Over on the High St the old RMJM building onto George IV is now flattened. Scottish Provident building – variation of application to form stairwell for proposed residential units, no change to elevations. Gareth Hoskins Architects submit plans for 3/4-storey residential buildings (14 flats) on land adj. 4 Hilllpark Way, Edinburgh for Mactaggart & Mickel

Nigerian Development – Edinburgh architects
SMC Hugh Martin Partnership involved in 27-acre £140m Abuja development – shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, residential towers etc. On site Oct 2007

Test of Time
Saltire Housing
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Saltire Awards Housing exhibition at ECA 4 – 23 Aug

Festival Time
Bristo Square Venue
image © Adrian Welch

Sutherland Hussey Building
Morningside Rd Building
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Morningside Road, Edinburgh

Exchange Place
Exchange Place Edinburgh
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Exchange Place building by cre8architecture adj. Scottish Widows

New Architecture Award
The James Miller Student Award – up to £10k per annum – established to commemorate work of the late James Miller, Scottish architect. Open to architecture students from Scottish Schools of Architecture. Coordinated by RIAS for Mabel Harper Charitable Trust, set up by James Miller’s daughter

Pier Arts Centre Photos
Pier Arts Centre
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Stromness building by Reiach and Hall Architects

Edinburgh Events
Test of Time : Saltire Housing exhibition starts 4 Aug at ECA
ScotlandSTREET : 2nd meeting in Edinburgh 16 Aug at Cargo

Dundee Council HQ
Planning submitted for Dundee City Council HQ : Reiach and Hall Architects

Irish University
National University of Ireland
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National University of Ireland by RMJM’s Edinburgh studio

Scottish Architecture News

 

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