Edinburgh News – April 2009 : Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News : April 2009


World News Highlights:
Saxo Bank Building : 3XN Architects. 28 Apr
Louisiana Cancer Research Centre : RMJM Architects. 28 Apr

Mies van der Rohe Award Winner
Norwegian Operahouse
photograph © Christophe
Norwegian Operahouse by Snøhetta : Mies van der Rohe Award Winner, 2009

Hazelwood School Awards
Hazelwood School
photo : Keith Hunter
WAN Education Award for Hazelwood School by gm+ad architects

Glenmore Housing
Glenmore Housing
picture from the architect
Guided Tour of Glenmore Housing project near Aviemore by John Gilbert Architects

GSA Competition News
Glasgow School of Art Competition Stage 1 application deadline : 1 May 2009

The White House
Isle of Coll house
picture from the architect
Isle of Coll house : wt architecture – William Tunnell. 27 Apr

European Heritage Award
Pier Arts Centre Stromness
photo © Adrian Welch
Pier Arts Centre Orkney : Reiach and Hall Architects. 24 Apr

Bell’s Mills
Bells Mills
picture from the architect
Bell’s Mills development complete as phase 2 released

Burgh Hall News
Burgh Hall Dunoon
photo : John McAslan + Partners
Burgh Hall Dunoon : John McAslan + Partners

Black Shed Skye
Black Shed Skinidin
picture from the architect
Black Shed Skinidin : Rural Design. 23 Apr

RIAS CPD Seminars
CPD re new energy regulations, in Edinburgh + Inverness : Edinburgh Events

Glasgow Planning News
Major changes in the planning system now underway : Glasgow Planning

Scottish Conservation Recording
Scotland Street School
picture from the architect
3D Visual Documentation News

Exchange Place News
Exchange Place
picture from the architect
Practical completion on time for Exchange Place by Cre8. As the largest speculative office development in Scotland it will provide 210,000 sqft of commercial space

Stornoway School Building News
Outline planning permission for £55m Stornoway school approved by Western Isles Council. Due to start on site in May 2010 it’s the largest project undertaken by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar since being established in the 1970s. 22 Apr

Hazelwood School Awards
Hazelwood School
photo : Keith Hunter
Two BCSE Awards for Hazelwood School by gm+ad architects
Inspiring design award for Dalry Primary School by North Ayrshire Council

Newhaven Rd House Extension
Newhaven Road House
picture from the architect
Newhaven Road House by WTArchitecture

RMJM Job Losses
RMJM confirm plans to cut around 60 jobs across Europe, mostly out of 174 staff in its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Staff have also been asked to take a voluntary 10% salary cut. RMJM is restructuring its business and creating global studios in growth areas of healthcare, education & transport infrastructure.

Edinburgh Masterplans
Broadway Malyan to produce masterplans for regeneration areas of Gracemount, North Sighthill and Pennywell. Edinburgh City Council intends to create 1100 new properties for sale or rent.

Cockburn Association Lectures
Riddles Court : Past, Present and Future with Mr Andrew Wright OBE – 29 Apr
Imagining Edinburgh : An Historian’s Enquiry with Professor Robert Morris – 7 May

Scottish Crime Campus
Scottish Crime Campus
picture from the architect
Work has commenced on the Scottish Crime Campus, Gartcosh, to designs by a collaborative partnership of bmj architects and gm+ad

Crown Circus News
Crown Circus Glasgow : restored to its former glory

West Lothian Adventure Park
Planning submission for £15m adventure park to be created in former sand & gravel quarry near Bathgate – 72-acre park by VW Leisure

RIAS Convention 2009 : ‘Making it Abroad’
Speakers incl. Rab & Denise Bennetts, Andy Bow, Tony Kettle, John McAslan, Tim Macfarlane, David Mach, Ian Ritchie, Prof. Ric Russell OBE and Prof. Charles McKean : 16 Apr 2009

Trongate 103
Glasgow’s new centre for the arts & creativity : Trongate 103

Scottish Government challenges Architects to respond to housing crisis
One of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious architectural awards has this week set about addressing the current gloom in the housing and construction industry in Scotland by celebrating housing design across the country – and received high profile endorsement from both the Scottish Culture Minister Mike Russell and new Minister for Housing and Communities Alex Neil in the process:
Saltire Society Design Awards

EAA Awards 2009 Shortlist
Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards – EAA Awards

Architect in the House News
Shelter Scotland / RIAS scheme : Architect in the House 2009. 15 Apr 2009

Fountain Brewery
Fountainbridge masterplan
picture from the architect
Part of Fountainbridge development to be landscaped due to lack of suitable office or hotel occupants. Two new blocks of flats may lie empty as building frames, to be fitted out as flats when the market improves. The first 58 apartments in the Springside development are due to complete within the next two weeks. Sales started in March.

Waverley Station Redevelopment News
Waverley Station Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
Evoking Groundhog Day, yet another set of plans unveiled for Waverley Station. The £130m refurbishment proposal includes the station roof being entirely rebuilt. Getting clear glass panels consistent across the roofscape will be an enormous benefit not only to station users but for anyone viewing the station above from many locations such as the Bridges, Calton Hill or the Castle. 14 Apr 2009

Major one-day Conference
Murray Grove London
picture from Peter Wilson
Cross Laminated Timber : architecture, engineering and construction opportunities
24 Apr, Royal College of Physicians

Portobello High
jmarchitects to design £41.5m Portobello High School, due to start on site 2011

Caltongate News
Caltongate site
photo © Adrian Welch
Taskforce, led by Save Our Old Town, set up to rejuvenate empty buildings and landscape vacant space left by the collapse of developers Mountgrange. 4 Apr

Caltongate Development
Text from Malcolm Fraser – Caltongate Development. 2 Apr

Informatics Photos
Edinburgh Informatics
photograph : Joseph Smith
New Edinburgh Informatics photos

Edinburgh News – March Highlights

110 Queen Street
Detailed planning consent for 110 Queen Street Glasgow : Holmes. 31 Mar

Migdale Community Hospital
Austin-Smith:Lord gain planning permission for £8m Migdale Community Hospital

Portrait Gallery Funding
HLF Grant for National Portait Gallery. 30 Mar

Botanics Gateway
Royal Botanic Gardens by Edward Cullinan Architects. 29 Mar

East Fettes Avenue
Michael Laird Architects’ East Fettes Avenue. 29 Mar

Royal High School Design Competition
National Photography Centre proposal abandoned : Royal High School. 25 Mar

Caltongate News Update
Developers Mountgrange Capital go into administration : Caltongate. 23 Mar

Between Earth and Heaven
Major exhibition on the Architecture of John Lautner opened at The Lighthouse. John Lautner film by Murray Grigor (above with Sean Connery), incl. Frank Gehry

North Glasgow College Photos
Interior images by by Keith Hunter added : North Glasgow College

MiLoft News
MiLoft concept launched at MIPIM, by Tony Kettle of RMJM

Edinburgh News – February Highlights

anabo : a new concept in housing by Andrew Stoane

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
picture from the architect
New images of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh by Milan’s Matteo Thun. 260209

St James Centre Demolition
St James Centre Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
St James Quarter outline approval : Allan Murray Architects / BDP

Glasgow SuperCampus Shortlist

Shortlist for £300m New Campus Glasgow

Quartermile Conversion Flats
Quartermile Conversion flats : CDA


Highlights from January

Festival Theatre rehearsal space : set for approval
Norton House Hotel : Fletcher Joseph
Usher Hall refurbishment : cost increase
Princes Street Edinburgh : B-listed store to reopen

Donaldsons College
Oloroso restaurant
WAF Awards
The Elements shopping centre
Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel
BCO Awards
Stirling Prize
Libyan university campuses

Scottish Architecture News

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