Edinburgh News – February 2010 : Architecture, Building

Edinburgh News – February 2010 : Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News : February 2010

Edinburgh Buildings

Education funding cuts in Scotland – A call to action
The RIBA and RIAS are calling for Scottish members to write to their MSPs to demand action on the Scottish Funding Council consultation which proposed a re-banding of architecture education which would in effect lead to a cut of 22% for architecture courses in Scotland.
The Scottish Funding Council’s proposed cut is linked to its assumption that architecture is not a studio-based subject and therefore cheaper to teach. However architecture education does require a significant level of studio work including technical support, space and materials as endorsed by the new QAA benchmark statement for architecture.
Meanwhile HEFCE have announced cuts for 2011 and we worry that the Scottish consultation could lead the way for further cuts for England and Wales. 26 Feb

Nelson’s Monument Visitor Attraction
Nelson's Monument
photograph © Adrian Welch
Visit Scotland announce that the Nelson Monument is to be upgraded to a four-star rated visitor attraction. 26 Feb

Architecture and Design Scotland Posts
Architecture and Design Scotland
A+DS – the national champion for good architecture, design and planning in the built environment – is currently recruiting for various posts : Architectural Jobs. 25 Feb

Usher Hall News
Usher Hall Edinburgh
picture from the architect
Usher Hall Building extension by LDN now open

United Distillers Demolition
United Distillers Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
Archial news re demolition of United Distillers Edinburgh. 18 + 20 + 25 Feb

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw sketchbooks exhibition
Nicholas Grimshaw Exhibition
picture from the architect
Nicholas Grimshaw
1 – 12 Mar Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art – see ‘Edinburgh Events’

Princes St Hotel – News Update
Princes Street Hotel
photograph © Adrian Welch
Princes St Hotel : Archial. 24 Feb

Peebles School Building
Kingsland Primary School
picture from the architect
Kingsland School, Peebles – design by Archial. 24 Feb

Nottingham Creative Village
Malcolm Fraser Architects shortlisted for Nottingham Creative Village, England

EUSAS Lecture – David Cook
Behnisch Architekten on 26 Feb @ 20 Chambers Street, University of Edinburgh

Jacobite Discovery Centre
Loch Ness Building Competition won by cameronwebsterarchitects. 22 Feb

Outrage : United Distillers Demolition
United Distillers Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
Highly controversial demolition of United Distillers Edinburgh. 18 + 20 Feb

Gorebridge Hub
Gorebridge Community Hub
image : Rankin Fraser
Gorebridge Community Hub Building : Lee Boyd Architects. 18 Feb

Mahlum Endowment Lecture
Mahlum Endowment Lecture, University of Washington, USA for Alan Dunlop. 17 Feb

V&A at Dundee
V&A Museum Dundee, Scotland : Frank Gehry rules himself. 12 Feb

Edinburgh – Life on the Edge
Paul Gilling Exhibition 12 Feb onwards – Schop Gallery, 36 St Mary’s Street

Edinburgh Architecture Talk
Fascinating talk given by architect Sami Rintala on 9 Feb at ECA re place, rooting buildings in their location and Scandinavian methods of design.
Full list of EUSAS and Archie lectures added at ‘Edinburgh Events’

Infinity Bridge
Infinity Bridge, lit by Speirs and Major Associates. 10 Feb

Pecha Kucha Edinburgh V7-for Haiti
Pecha Kucha Edinburgh V7 at Inspace, special one-off venture on 20 Feb, part of a 24hr PK Tokyo event calling in to all cites where PK happens

Granton sur Mer Public Meeting
10 Feb The Lighthouse, Granton – The Granton Community Partnership

Toby Paterson Exhibition
Toby Paterson Exhibition 30 Jan – 28 Mar at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Glasgow City Mission
Glasgow City Mission
photograph © Andrew Lee

Glasgow City Mission Building : Elder & Cannon architects. 1 Feb

Edinburgh News – Highlights Jan 2010

Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland : Digital Images released 29 Jan

Ewan Cameron Architects
Profile added for Glasgow practice : Ewan Cameron Architects

Civic Trust Awards 2010 Shortlist – Scottish Buildings
Carrochan, Loch Lomond and the Trosachs National Park Authority HQ, Balloch
Fraser Building, Glasgow
Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
New Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
Potterrow Edinburgh Development for the University of Edinburgh

Fred Goodwin @ RMJM
Sir Fred Goodwin appointed as a consultant at RMJM. 15 Jan

 

Commonwealth Games Village Shortlist
St Marys Cathedral Refurbishment
Royal Museum of Scotland Contractor appointed
Ocean Terminal Revisions
Leith Docks
Edinburgh World Heritage
Haymarket Station – new images
Jewel and Esk Valley College
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
St James Centre
Hearts Stadium
Quartermile Edinburgh

Scottish Architecture News

Glasgow News

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