Edinburgh News – August 2009 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – August 2009 : Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News : August 2009

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Carbuncle Cup 2009
Not Scotland’s Carbuncle Awards but BD magazine’s UK-wide Carbuncle Cup. Nominated Hotel Missoni misses final three but Edinburgh’s QMUC doesn’t, coming in 3rd.
BD report that The Carbuncle Cup 2009 long list had been "picked over many times especially by readers in those historic cities where anything new is put in the spotlight. This was the case in Edinburgh, where Allan Murray Architects’ Hotel Missoni had been nominated on the grounds it was “an unimaginative lump in a sensitive area”, but would anything please the city’s conservationist lobby? Probably not, said the judges, who felt the hotel was the least offensive building on the list." 28 Aug

Scotland’s Shame
Latest photos of the destruction of what is widely believed to be Scotland’s best building of the 20th century : Cardross Seminary. 26 Aug

The Lighthouse Glasgow – News
The Lighthouse, which employs 57 people, expected to go into administration following a meeting of its board of directors scheduled for this evening. 24 Aug

Cameo Cinema
Cameo Cinema refurbishment proposals announced 22 Aug

Fraser Building
Fraser Building : PagePark Architects. 21 Aug

Cornerstone
gm+ad’s Cornerstone Project. 21 Aug

Scotland: Building for the future
Historic Scotland have released a publication documenting post war Scottish Architecture entitled ‘Scotland: Building for the future’ which can be purchased from Historic Scotland (0131 668 8600) or downloaded for free in pdf format.
Hazelwood School by gm+ad features in the Education section of the book alongside Robert Matthew’s University of Stirling, James Stirling’s St Andrews University and Basil Spence’s University of Edinburgh Library and pictured as one of six buildings completed in Scotland in the last twenty years. 21 Aug

Scottish Ballet Glasgow
Photos of Scottish Ballet building : Malcolm Fraser Architects. 14 Aug

PagePark Project Wins Planning
University of Warwick Student Residences, England : PagePark. 14 Aug

Doors Open Day Glasgow
Dates: 16 – 20 Sep

Cornerstone
AJ reviews of gm+ad’s Cornerstone and Allan Murray Architects’ Missoni Hotel. 13 Aug

Secret Lives of Buildings
Advance praise for Edinburgh architect Edward Hollis’s The Secret Lives of Buildings. 12 Aug

National Online Database
RCAHMS1 : national online database that holds information on and images of more than 280,000 of Scotland’s buildings and built archaeology opens its files so that members of the public can add their own knowledge directly to its archives. 11 Aug

Allsorts House
OCA are the only Scottish practice to be shortlisted for the Lifetime Home Awards. The winner will be decided by a public vote, and is to be built. Oliver Chapman Architects’ scheme is the ‘Allsorts House’, an affordable unit (circa £1000/m2) that can be divided up DIY fashion by the residents into 6 or 7 different configurations. Voting closes on 7 Aug. 3 Aug

Bell & Scott Property Conference
Edinburgh Events : 2 Sep at the EICC – speakers incl. Roger Madelin CBE, Argent Chief Exec.

Doors Open Day
Edinburgh Doors Open Day : 26 + 27 Sep

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

 

Edinburgh News – February Highlights

anabo
anabo : a new concept in housing by Andrew Stoane

National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland flooded after pipe burst on 12th floor

St James Centre Demolition
St James Quarter outline approval : Allan Murray Architects / BDP

Roslin Research Centre
New images of Easter Bush Research Centre in Roslin by HDR CUH2A

Glasgow SuperCampus Shortlist

Shortlist for £300m New Campus Glasgow

Quartermile Conversion Flats
Quartermile Conversion flats : CDA

Edinburgh News – January Highlights

Festival Theatre rehearsal space : set for approval
EICC underground expansion : progress
Usher Hall refurbishment : cost increase
Princes Street Edinburgh : B-listed store to reopen
Princes Street Hotel criticism : SMC Hugh Martin Architects

Donaldsons College
Oloroso restaurant
WAF Awards
The Elements shopping centre
BCO Awards
Craigmillar

Edinburgh News – Oct 2008

Commonwealth Games Village Shortlist
St Marys Cathedral Refurbishment
Royal Museum of Scotland Contractor appointed
Scottish schools suffer from sick building syndrome
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
St James Centre
Hearts Stadium
Quartermile Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture News

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