Edinburgh News May 2007, Buildings

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May 2007

N E W S

Six star Argyle International Hotel
Glasgow hotel
picture from the architects
Ian Simpson Architects £125m Glasgow hotel for Progress Property Developments

Scottish Music Building
Paterson Architects have completed a music department at Belhaven Hill School

Meadowbank Redevelopment
The deadline for comment on this controversial project passed on Monday

St James Centre
Latest proposals incl. clean start with demolition of both St James Centre and the Thistle Hotel: wonderful

Caltongate
Caltongate
picture from the architect
Another controversial development, going through planning: Caltongate image release

Shanghai Expo – Edinburgh Architects
Edinburgh’s Draw Architects shortlisted for high-profile Shanghai Expo alongside the ‘cream of world architects’: Avery Associates; Draw Architects; Heatherwick Studios; John McAslan + Partners; Marks Barfield Architects; Zaha Hadid Architects

Keppie Training
Keppie are organising evening courses at Glasgow Caledonian University for part 2 & 3 students and have asked the RIAS to improve practical aspects of architecture education

Gulbenkian Museum Prize
Kelvingrove Museum, one of four nominees, fails to win: Gulbenkian Museum Prize 2007 goes to Pallant House by the late Sandy Wilson

RBS Business School
Royal Bank Business School
image © Paul Zanre
Royal Bank of Scotland – Business School : images by Paul Zanre

Haymarket Options
Improved public space, transport interchange, better pedestrian links all options for Haymarket area public consultation to tie-in with redevelopment of train station

RIBA Awards 2007 – Scotland
The Bridge, Glasgow – Gareth Hoskins Architects;
Circus Lane Mews House, Edinburgh – Richard Murphy Architects
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh – Malcolm Fraser Architects
Another award was won by Malcolm Fraser Architects for Dance City, Newcastle

Home Information Packs – Scotland
Scotland’s Executive will be introducing a mandatory information pack for property sales in Scotland, the details vary slightly from the England & Wales version and will be known as the Single Survey Scheme or Purchasers Information Pack (PIP). The introduction of Home Information Packs – and their included Energy Performance Certificates – will now be phased in from 1 August, rather than applied nationally from 1 June but details for Scotland awaited.
Current Technical Handbook include requirement for energy performance certificates as part of warrant process for all new buildings lodged for warrant after 1 May 2007. However SBSA have yet to confirm the Energy Performance Certificate format. Energy Performance Certificate – proposed phasing for Scotland:
– Construction from May 2007
– Points of sale during 2008
– Rental by Jan 2009

New houses
Uig Skye
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Rural houses – on Skye and Coll by Dualchas Building Design 240507

The Causey
The Causey Edinburgh
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Six Cities Design Festival Event: Arcade Architects / Shaeron Averbuch 230507

Westport House Collapse
Westport photo
photo © Adrian Welch
Westport building under demolition collapses, road closed and adjacent properties evacuated 220507

Caltongate – Malcolm Fraser proposals
Edinburgh’s new city council leader describes latest Caltongate proposals for the site between Jeffrey St and Market St as ‘grotesque and hideous…pretty gross’. It’s not only Jenny Dawe that seems hot and bothered: vitriolic comments (some clearly crazy) abound on the Evening News forum as the Anti-Caltongate campaign seems to gain yet more strength. 220507

Unite @ Mcdonald Road
Following recent submission by gm+ad for Unite on Leith Street, Unite Group Plc has submitted plans for student residential accommodation & facilities and commercial class 1,2 3 and/or 4 uses at 130 Mcdonald Road, Edinburgh

Holyrood Abbey Church
Latest Malcolm Fraser building to be completed, at Meadowbank. Nearby the Gareth Hoskins nursing home is close to completion

Scottish Design Awards Winners
Architecture Grand Prix: The Bridge Arts Centre: Gareth Hoskins Architects
Chairman’s Award for Architecture: Reiach and Hall Architects : Heriot Toun Studio
Scottish Design Awards – Results

Dysart Artworks wins Landscape Architecture Award

Open Zone
Zone Architects
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Zone Architects’ new Edinburgh studio open for six cities design festival

Scottish Arts Centre
Brisac Gonzalez architects, London, win £10m competition

Six Cities Design Festival: ‘Urban Journeys’
Podcast series features architecture & urban design amongst other design disciplines. Contributions from Malcolm Fraser, Mike Stoane, Riccardo Marini & many others. Urban Journeys: www.urbanjourneys.com

Dollar Academy Shortlist
Masterplan to incl. new buildings alongside Sir William Playfair’s: Richard Murphy, NORD, Gareth Hoskins, Page Park, Malcolm Fraser, Reaich and Hall, Wellwood Leslie

Clean Coal Facility – Longannet + Cockenzie
Scottish Power unveiled a feasibility study to convert its two largest power stations to clean coal technology. Supercritical turbines and boilers could be fitted at the Longannet and Cockenzie power stations reducing carbon emissions by 20%. Construction phased for 2009-12

Seabird Centre
Scottish Seabird Centre
photo © Adrian Welch
Revisit to Simpson & Brown Architects’ Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Houses in Wood: The Modern Norwegian Model
Norwegian Wood Housing
picture from the architect
7 Jun – one-day seminar, Scottish Storytelling Centre: Edinburgh Events

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
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Plans submitted by Sutherland Hussey Architects : Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Scottish Architecture Competition
Urban design competition for Stranraer and Dumfries: winner for both competition sites: Collective Architecture, formerly Chris Stewart Architects

Edinburgh Bioquarter
Edinburgh Bioquarter
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Alexandria Real Estate Equities selected as development partner for commercial research campus at Centre for Biomedical Research: Edinburgh Bioquarter

Spylaw house
Colinton house
picture from the architect
Oberlanders Architects complete two family houses in Colinton: Spylaw houses

Architect in the House
To register email house@rias.org.uk with your practice name, postcode and number of visits you’re able to undertake, >40% claimed their 2006 visits resulted in a commission or were likely to; donations to Shelter

Hotel / office development
EDI submit Edinburgh Travelodge / Ratho Station offices by 3D Architects for planning permission : Edinburgh development 020507

RSA Exhibition
5 May – 20 Jun
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition

 

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