Edinburgh News – October 2008 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – October 2008, Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News : October 2008

Edinburgh Building News from Oct 2008

Restoring Edinburgh’s Parthenon
Work has begun on restoring the National Monument on Calton Hill. The project is part of the Twelve Monuments Project, a joint initiative of Edinburgh World Heritage and the City of Edinburgh Council which is restoring some of the city’s famous statues and monuments.

A Place of My Own
Lecture by Oliver Chapman : Edinburgh Talks

Young Architect of the Year
Young Architect of the Year Award winner

Architect of the Year Award
Gareth Hoskins Architects shortlisted for Building Design 2008 Architect of the Year

Donaldsons College
Completion Photos 30 Oct 2008 of jmarchitects’ Donaldsons College

Craigievar Castle News
Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire swathed in heavy hessian 291008

Scottish Planning Reform
News release from Culture Minister Linda Fabiani MSP launching Listing and Listed Building Consent policy: Scottish Planning Reform – Reaction from RIAS 281008

New Campus Glasgow
Architect/design team sought for Glasgow supercampus, one of Europe’s most ambitious development projects: New Campus Glasgow 281008

Greatest World Buildings of the 21st Century
Latest edition out 31Oct, only £100, 800 pages hardback, Scottish projects included by Elder and Cannon, EMBT/RMJM, gm+adarchitects, Malcolm Fraser Architects, Page and Park & Zaha Hadid Architects: reviews welcome, more details soon

Oloroso Extension
VIP rooftop extension proposal by Tony Singh for Oloroso restaurant

New Exhibition
Langlands & Bell Films & Animations 1978 – 2008
until 13 Dec Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Free
Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh

Hampton Hotel
£1m four-star 148-bed hotel approved for Shawfair Business Park

WAF Awards
Sadly no wins for the four Scottish buildings – Culloden Battlefield + Hazelwood School + John Wheatley College + Shetland Museum: WAF Awards

Scots Win Indian Competition
Kolkata Book Fair Pavilion for Scotland : Graeme Massie Architects

The Elements
The Elements shopping centre opens : BDP

Roses Awards
Dualchas Building Design win Architecture Grand Prix : Roses Awards

Construction News
Luxury Edinburgh developer Gregor Shore has gone into administration. The firm, employs 120 people and had a major role in Leith’s regeneration in the last decade.
Platinum Point completion delayed six years to 2023.
Long-running Borders building firm Craigvar Construction will close at the end of 2008 due to the credit crunch.
Applecross is reportedly further cutting its workforce by another 20, abandoning plans to expand in England, and moving its headquarters to a smaller building.
Stewart Milne Group are cutting around 200 jobs in Scotland and 100 in England.

Trump News
Public local inquiry report into Donald Trump’s £1bn golf resort plans received by Finance Secretary John Swinney, who’s committed to making a final decision within 28 days

Shetland Museum
Shetland Museum by BDP wins Wood Award

Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel
Jumeirah Group signs deal with Progress Property Developments for first international luxury business hotel in Scotland: Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel

Prospect Power 100
Prospect Power 100 list

BCO Awards
Michael Laird Architects won awards for McInroy & Wood Headquarters, Haddington and Kirkstane House, Glasgow: BCO Awards

Vox Pop
Burntisland cinema ‘disgrace’ to ‘demolition’:
Burntisland cinema Burntisland cinema building
Trinity – ‘hideous intervention’:
Trinity building
Corn Exchange – good advert for the city?
Corn Exchange
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Planning Reform
Historic Scotland launches pilot scheme with three of Scotland’s local authorities to improve category-B listed building consent applications

Blackford Hill House
Modern Edinburgh House by Morris + Steedman on Charterhall Rd for sale

Scottish Churches Funding
Four churches to be repaired : Scottish Church Conservation

Stirling Prize
Stirling Prize Winner

Wester Coates House
New Home by Zone Architects: Wester Coates Gardens House

Best Building in Scotland
Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture Shortlist

Scottish Architecture in Venice
“Leaving aside the almost pathological fear that the London-based British Council and its London-based advisers have of architects outside the capital – they regard them as beneath contempt, worse, a potential international embarrassment….The Scots, however – organised by the rejuvenated Lighthouse architecture and design centre – have gone for impact….Call me partial, but as a Londoner, I’d say Scotland’s gamble paid off handsomely”. Hugh Pearman in the RIBA Journal

Quartermile Progress
New Photographs : Quartermile

New Town Building
Young Street Lane North : Malcolm Fraser Architects

Forensic Science Lab
SPSA building Dundee : CDA

EDI Annual Report
Optimism expressed about city development role : EDI
Craigmillar School

Orocco Pier
Five-storey hotel extension on South Queensferry beach on hold: Orocco Pier

RMJM Libyan Win
RMJM win contract to design two university campuses in Libya: 123-acre campus for 7th of October University + 222-acre campus for Al Asmariya University

Hart Street House
Surprise as planners approve Richard Murphy Architects’ Hart Street house

Edinburgh Practices Shortlisted
Lancashire Pennine Squared design competition 021008

Craigmillar Controversy
Historic Scotland baulk at demolitions : Craigmillar

Caltongate – No Public Enquiry
Ministers approve Caltongate, ending this controversial saga

Scottish Churches Funding
Old St Pauls Edinburgh
photo : Simpson & Brown
Four churches to be repaired due to Heritage Lottery Fund:
Scottish Church Conservation

Stirling Prize
RIBA Stirling Prize – Winner online

Wester Coates House
Wester Coates House
picture from the architect
New Home by Zone Architects: Wester Coates Gardens House

Best Building in Scotland Shortlist
Tigh Na Dobhran : Studio KAP
Dawyck Gateway Visitor Centre : Simpson & Brown Architects
Todlaw Supported Housing : Oliver Chapman Architects
Quartermile Development : Foster + Partners
Telford Drive housing : GM + AD Architects
Potterrow : Bennetts Associates
Castlemilk House Stables Block : Elder & Cannon Architects
Jordanhill School New Teaching Block : Elder & Cannon Architects
Heart of Hawick : Gray, Marshall & Associates
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre : Gareth Hoskins Architects Ltd
Eden Court Theatre refurbishment : Page Park
Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture : details on each building 091008

Quartermile Progress
Quartermile
photo : Nigel Young
Photograph from Oct 2008: Quartermile

New Town Building

Young Street Lane North
picture : David Cemery
Young Street Lane North : Malcolm Fraser Architects

Forensic Science Lab
Forensic Science Lab Dundee
picture from the architect
SPSA building Dundee : CDA 071008

EDI Annual Report
EDI
picture from EDI
Optimism expressed about city development role : EDI
Craigmillar School
picture from the architect
Craigmillar School

Orocco Pier
Orocco Pier
image © Adrian Welch
Five-storey hotel extension on South Queensferry beach on hold: Orocco Pier

RIAS Exhibition
ECAN Exhibition until 31 Oct : Edinburgh Talks

RMJM Libyan Win
RMJM win contract to design two university campuses in Libya: 123-acre campus for 7th of October University + 222-acre campus for Al Asmariya University

Hart Street House
Hart Street House
picture from the architect
Surprise as planners approve Richard Murphy Architects’ Hart Street house

Edinburgh Practices Shortlisted
Lancashire Pennine Squared design competition 021008

Craigmillar Controversy
Craigmillar Pub
image © Adrian Welch
Historic Scotland baulk at demolitions : Craigmillar

Caltongate – No Public Enquiry
Caltongate
picture from the architect
Ministers approve Caltongate, ending this controversial saga

Scottish Architecture News

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