Edinburgh News – June 2008 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – June 2008: Buildings in Scotland

June 2008

N E W S

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Latest projects from the joint architects of the Scottish Parliament – EMBT : dedicated to the removal of the railings despoiling the lochans in front of the building. There could hardly be a better symbol of where Scotland (actually the UK) is going wrong in terms of risk-averse culture dominating our lives – cheap, ugly railings, not even properly looked after, culturally inept mockery of design sensibility

Architect Artists Exhibition
Scottish Society of Architect Artists’ Summer Show 14-19 Jul: Edinburgh event

Ratho Park
EDI development : Edinburgh Airport Travelodge + office development by 3D Reid

Kraft Architecture
Glasgow practice shortlisted for Robin Hood Gardens : Competition

ECA 2008
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Degree Show now on

ECA Westport
Edinburgh College of Art Westport building opening by First Minister of Scotland

Giant’s Causeway
Giant’s Causeway Building : Heneghan Peng

Trump Housing
Donald Trump‘s 500 houses, 950 timeshare flats & hotel attacked by Simon Jenkins who rightly argues it would be an environmental outrage to allow approval

Watson Construction
One of Scotland’s oldest building firms now in administration: Kroll appointed as administrator

Midlothian Awards for Good Design
30 Jun deadline: www.midlothian.gov.uk/designawards

PM’s Award
The Shetland Museum and Archives by BDP is the only Scottish project shortlisted out of 21 in the UK for the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award

National Showground cost
£353 million price tag for Scotland’s National Showground

Clydebank Bridge
Clydebank canopy images

Scotland’s ‘at risk’ heritage
Heritage Lottery Fund : Linlithgow Burgh Halls + Coldingham Priory

Sucess or Failure?
Crown Street 10 Years On – A Debate At The Lighthouse 25 Jun

Scottish Timber
Centre for Timber Engineering Events in Edinburgh + Glasgow, 24 + 25 Jun

A+DS on TV
ScottishTelevision to show four ‘1 minute programmes’ at 16:00, 17:30 & 18:30 every weekday for 2 weeks from 16 Jun:
– Why Does Design Matter?
– Education: Hazelwood School, Glasgow
– Health: Maggie’s Highland, Inverness
– Sustainability: ECOSpace, Dunfermline

Bonnington Hotel
Clyde St Hotel images : gm+ad

Warwick Competition
Richard Murphy Architects + Page & Park shortlisted University of Warwick

West Regent Street
New Glasgow building for Kenmore : gm+ad

Queen Street
110 Queen Street : Holmes Partnership

Gilmour’s Close
Grassmarket development by Hillcrest Housing Association

Scott Sutherland School RGU
Glasgow Group Degree Show 2008 Images

Cockburn Association
Hon Lord Brodie is the new Chairman of the Cockburn Association

Scottish Affordable Homes
Planned investment of £1.5 billion expected to create at least 21,500 approved affordable homes by 2011, according to the Scottish Government. Unveiling this year’s Affordable Housing Investment Programme, Communities Minister, Stewart Maxwell said the funding for the next three years was 19% more than planned by the previous administration for the last three years. 3 Jun

Built Heritage
Announcement by Culture Minister Linda Fabiani MSP

Degree Shows
2 – 27 Jun University of Edinburgh; 21 Jun – 4 Jul Edinburgh College of Art

 

Haymarket Station – new images
Haymarket Amended submission
Jewel and Esk Valley College
Egyptian Halls now under one ownership
Venice Biennale entries
Madelvic possible demolition
Meadowbank Stadium calls for public inquiry
Scottish schools suffer from sick building syndrome
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
St James Centre
Tynecastle stadium
Quartermile Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture News

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