Edinburgh News – May 2009 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – May 2009 : Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News : May 2009

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ECA Degree Show
Leith Docks
picture from the architect
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show. 28 May

Dundee Architecture News
Waterfront building at City Quay, Dundee : The Clocktower. 26 May

Haymarket Public Inquiry
The Haymarket
picture from the architect
Public Inquiry into the proposals for The Haymarket began 25 May

Voodoo Rooms Rock
Voodoo Rooms
picture from the opertor
Voodoo Rooms Review. 25 May

Schop Exhibition
Nigel Peake ‘Making Ends Meet’ : Schop

Topping-out at the Botanics
John Hope Gateway, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Usher Hall Update
Usher Hall Extension – photo. 22 May

Edinburgh Manifesto
The masters degree unit at Scott Sutherland School in Aberdeen have now prepared a manifesto for Edinburgh: Towards a New Edinburgh. It is the culmination of nine months of study looking at the city and in particular the UNESCO world heritage site.

Edinburgh Degree Show
Edinburgh Degree Show
picture from the architect
5 – 30 Jun : University of Edinburgh Master of Architecture degree show exhibition

The Printworks
The Printworks Glasgow : cameronwebsterarchitects. 23 May

Glasgow School of Art Shortlist
Glasgow School of Art Design Competition : Shortlist
Benson + Forsyth
Elder & Cannon
Francisco Mangado Architects
Grafton Architects
Hopkins
John McAslan and Partners with Nord Architects
Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects

Pollok Civic Realm
Pollok Civic Realm officially opened today by Nicola Sturgeon, designed by Archial

Small Animal Hospital
£10.5m World-Class Centre for Veterinary Medicine at University of Glasgow by Archial : Glasgow Small Animal Hospital

Applecross Receivership
Luxury Edinburgh housebuilder goes into administration, more details online soon, full report in The Scotsman page 5

Cameron Toll – New Bridge
£25m Cameron Toll redevelopment proposal incl. new footbridge, shops, cafes + cinema

Meat Market Arch
Former entrance to meat market at Exchange Place now beautifully restored and standing on Fountainbridge again, a little to the west

Isle of Skye House
Long House Skye : Rural Design. 22 May

BCO Conference
Tours of the Old Town, New Town and the Financial District on Thursday & Friday led by Edinburgh Architecture guides at the British Council for Offices Annual Conference

Voodoo Rooms
Restaurant Review online on Monday

Landscape Architect’s Pocket Book
Landscape Architect’s Pocket Book by Siobhan Vernon, Rachel Tennant & Nicola Garmory: new book for landscape architects + related professions

Great Result for Scotland in UK Architecture Awards
Unprecedented Seven Scottish Winners for 2009 RIBA Awards. 21 May

Stanley Mills News
Stanley Mills water mills complex wins Museum and Heritage Award for Restoration/Conservation. 20 May

Former St Nicholas School
Gorgie Road Flats by Susan Stephen Architects

Clyde Gate Park Opens
Clyde Gate Riverside Park for Clydebank Re-built by Austin-Smith:Lord

Scottish Tours – Feedback
Our Architecture Tours are in full swing again with visitors in May from many countries with large groups from The Netherlands and Norway. The key recurrent theme again as in recent years is poor material weathering, followed by problems with overflows and finally lack of infrastructure. Staining is a major problem in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, whether it be from overflows – witness the rank brown staining on the backside of Rick Mather’s Homes for the Future block – or lack of parapets – such as the Museum of Scotland north facade. White render was frequently stained on north-facing elevations leading various architects to question any usage in these situations even with good parapet detailing. Overflow staining would of course be avoided if a continental approach to shared boilers and internal routing were adopted. Finally lack of infrastructure was yet again mentioned re Glasgow Harbour – good transport links, clinics, shops, nursery, etc.

The highlight this year appears to be Hazelwood School which has been praised for its good use of detailing, discreet forms and sensitive handling of function. [Adrian Welch] 19 May

Seton Collegiate Church News
Seton Collegiate Church Pilot Project

Springside Edinburgh
Photos of Inglis Point added : Springside Edinburgh

Inverness Campus Masterplan
Inverness Hub by 7N

American Position for Alan Dunlop
Victor L Regnier Visiting Faculty Chair : Alan Dunlop. 13 May

gm+ad down under
Glenroy Specialist School : gm+ad architects

Prince Charles Lecture Boycott
Architects of John Wheatley College lead boycott against Prince of Wales Lecture. 12 May

Shortbread house
Shortbread house Granton by Susan Stephen Architects

New Scottish Design Competition
Calderwood Design Competition : Launched on e-architect. 8 May

A+DS Launch Sustainable Development Publication
Architecture and Design Scotland publication launch : ‘People, Places and Planet’. 7 May

EAA Awards Winner
EAA Awards 2009. 6 May
Winner : St Pauls & St Georges Church by lee boyd

Canadian Visitor Centre Shortlist
Gareth Hoskins Architects shortlisted for £15m Fort York Visitor Centre in Toronto. 6 May

EAA Best Building
EAA "Best of the best" online poll : EAA Best Building. 5 May

Queen Elizabeth Square Phase F
Queen Elizabeth Square housing nearing completion : anderson bell + christie architects

UNESCO Report
News update re UNESCO report : Edinburgh World Heritage Status. 4 May

anabo : a new concept in housing
anabo by Andy stoane – image update. 3 May

St Bernard’s Row
St Bernard’s Row house added : wt architecture – William Tunnell

Arup Scotland Office
Arup Scotland Office, South Queensferry : haa design

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

 

Edinburgh Building New – Previous Highlights

Pier Arts Centre Orkney : Reiach and Hall Architects
Caltongate Development
New Edinburgh Informatics photos

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

Donaldsons College
Oloroso restaurant
Commonwealth Games Village Shortlist
Ocean Terminal Revisions
Edinburgh World Heritage
Haymarket Station – new images
Jewel and Esk Valley College
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
St James Centre
Quartermile Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture News

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