Edinburgh News – December 2008 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – September 2008: Buildings in Scotland

December 2008

N E W S

Visualisation
new gm+ad website – www.murraydunloparchitects.com – contains additional details of their work, more up-to-date images, recent awards and for the first time a portfolio of drawings and sketches is included: "Visualisation", to be further developed in 2009

Exhibition
Treasured Places: Creative Connections in Edinburgh from 22 Dec : Treasured Places

Flood Competition Result
Edinburgh’s Pohkit Goh one of the four winners 191208 : Flood Design Competition

SoCo Edinburgh
Images of SoCo Edinburgh proposals

RIBA President Becomes Honorary Fellow
Sunand Prasad awarded RIAS Honorary Fellowship

Trump Golf Resort
Planning Permission approved 17 Dec 2008 : Donald Trump Golf Resort

Pier One
10 storey £15m tower by make : Pier One Leith

Learning Disabilities Centre
macmon architects’ Livingston Learning Disabilities Centre wins planning permission

RMJM
As some major Scottish companies are being taken over here’s a reversal to that tide:
RMJM Hillier : North American Offices of global firm to use RMJM name 151208

Leith Docks
Planning submission by RTKL for Western Harbour incl. two new piers, homes, offices and up to five new hotel, part of the Leith Docks Masterplan

Scottish Building Federation News
Major public sector building projects could be put at risk if the construction industry continues to contract, the Scottish Building Federation warned today, according to The Scotsman.
The industry body called on John Swinney, the finance secretary, to form a construction task force to address the problem. Figures published today reveal that 20,000 jobs will have be lost in the Scottish construction industry by the end of the year. 151208

Grassmarket
£5m redevelopment of Grassmarket completed 141208

Silverburn Award
BDP win two BCSC Awards, one for Silverburn Shopping Centre

Edinburgh World Heritage Site Status
Department for Culture announce consultation exercise into UK’s approach to UNESCO world heritage – excerpts from Price Waterhouse study re Edinburgh

Dingleton Boiler House
Dingleton Boiler House : Studio DuB 021208

make
Over the last six months make have had a reduction in partners largely thanks to natural turnover. However, due to the current economic conditions their Edinburgh studio will cease operating at Christmas with all remaining work consolidated into the London and Birmingham studios.

St Columba’s Hospice
£22m redevelopment by Newcastle architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Ltd. Faithful & Gould appointed as project managers: St Columba’s Hospice

Bush Estate Building
Start on site for £58m Easter Bush research centre by major american architecture practice CUH2A. Due to complete in 2011 it will house around 500 scientists from The Roslin Institute and the Scottish Agriculture College

Scottish Society of Architect Artists Exhibition
On at RIAS until 24 Dec : Edinburgh Events

Scottish Bio-Plant
£65m Grangemouth Bio-Plant proposal on hold due to economic conditions

Forth Crossing News
ForthRight Alliance call for abandonment of Second Forth Road Bridge as main cable wires are apparently corroding slower than first feared – with the result that weight restrictions might not now have to be introduced until 2021: New Forth Road Bridge

Caltongate
Oloroso restaurant
BCO Awards
Stirling Prize

 

Edinburgh News – Oct 2008

Abu Dhabi Building
Dubai Palm Island
Singapore Tower
Russia Tower
Zaha Hadid

Commonwealth Games Village Shortlist
St Marys Cathedral Refurbishment
Hazelwood School wins at International Architecture Awards
Royal Museum of Scotland
Ocean Terminal
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
St James Centre
Hearts Stadium
Quartermile Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture News

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