Edinburgh News in September 2010, Norwegian Tourist Routes, Buildings in Scotland

Edinburgh News September 2010

Lothian Built Environment, South East of Scotland Construction + Property

Edinburgh News Highlights – Sep 2010

V&A at Dundee Exhibition
V&A at Dundee : Exhibition exhibition of models and design concepts to be held at the University of Abertay Dundee from 29 Sep

Stirling Prize Favourites
Stirling Prize Favourite news : buildings + architects. 24 Sep

Glasgow Contest
Glasgow Drawing Competition launched. 24 Sep

Architect Required – Scotland
Looking for an ambitious and dynamic Architect with 7-10 years experience to take forward and develop a branch of an established office located in Perthshire. Architect Jobs – new position added. 23 Sep

Norwegian Tourist Routes : Model for Scotland
Architecture and Design along 18 National Tourist Routes: a Tourism and Environmental Model for Scotland
One-Day Conference 5 Oct The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh

“In recent years a series of small but extremely high quality projects have appeared along tourist routes in Norway with the aim of providing functional objects – lookout points, picnic areas, services and rest areas – that enhance the overall visitor or tourist experience. They punctuate the journey through the landscape with memorable stopping places and display to the traveller the range and diversity of architecture and design in Norway today. Many of these facilities has been designed by young architects with the overall project organised and financed by an innovative collaboration between the National Tourist Routes Project, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Norsk Form, the Norwegian centre for architecture and design”.

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Building Regs Part L
The roll-out of the revised version of Part L of the Building Regulations could be delayed for six months: the new regulations were due to come into force on 1 Oct and will set more stringent energy performance targets for buildings.

Brian Stewart joins Graeme Massie
Graeme Massie Architects, Scotland : Brian Stewart joins. Scottish Parliament Design Director’s International Experience Set to Strengthen Award-Winning Edinburgh Based Architectural Practice. Brian Stewart, former CEO of RMJM, has joined Graeme Massie Architects. Stewart’s appointment as a director, to the practice named Architect of the Year at the 2010 Scottish Design Awards, comes after consulting on several of Massie’s recent projects. 22 Sep

Archial Goes Bust
Archial – sixth largest practice in the UK architects go into administration. 22 Sep

Wauchope Square
Wauchope Square Craigmaillar
photo © Keith Hunter
Wauchope Square Craigmillar – design by Elder & Cannon Architects. 22 Sep

AIA Tour
e-architect gave the AIA UK (chapter of The American Institute of Architects) a tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow over the weekend, with some architects providing specific tours of key buildings. It is interesting to hear what outsiders think of our cities, we always do a summary, here it is….for Edinburgh a long debate about the Parliament and once again the Museum of Scotland, specifically the large amount of architectural references, eg Corb, Kahn, Aaalto. In Glasgow, concern at the severe staining at the back of Rick Mather’s Homes for the Future block (probably the most commented aspect over the years) and amazement at the Radisson, this builidng created the biggest buzz in the group. 20 Sep

Images of Steven Holl Building
Views of the Glasgow School of Art Competition building released. 18 Sep

Shettleston Housing Association Offices
Shettleston Housing Association Offices Building : Elder & Cannon architects. 18 Sep

New Architecture Competitions
Arquine International Competition : Design Contest. 17 Sep
Miami Seaplane Terminal Contest : DawnTown Architecture Competition. 17 Sep
Acabion Architecture Competition : Design Contest. 17 Sep

Schop exhibition now open – 36 St Mary’s St, Old Town 16 Sep – 15 Oct 2010:
‘Viewing the Old Town from Hermione’s window – an exhibition by Klas Hyllen’

Camera Obscura – Edinburgh
Camera Obscura Outlook Tower
photo from Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects
Outlook Tower, located at the top of the Royal Mile, is the capital’s oldest tourist attraction: new work by Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects. 14 Sep

Scotland’s Housing Expo Favourite
Scotland’s Housing Expo – Malcolm Fraser Architects’ house design voted the People’s Favourite. 14 Sep

Saltire Awards News
Saltire Awards 2010 : Winning Buildings + Architects. 13 Sep

Athletes’ Village News
Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village approval, Glasgow. 9 Sep

Edinburgh Restaurant Review
Candle’s: “service was overly attentive to the point of being smothering…meals were bland and simple….do yourself a favour and cook a meal at home instead. Edinburgh Restaurant Review. 8 Sep

Edinburgh Developments
The Drivers Jonas Deloitte Edinburgh Crane Survey shows cautious signs of optimism for a moderate return to growth during 2011.

In 2009, Edinburgh witnessed a record supply of 640,000 sqft of office space being delivered to the city centre – of which 482,000 sqft remains vacant – but in 2010 there is only one (24,000 sqft) development completing and one under construction.

“Development activity is now largely dominated by residential projects, with a mixture of residential types under construction on the periphery of the city centre. One significant area of growth is in the student housing market which has been increasing throughout the downturn and three student accommodation projects are completing in the city. Rental levels have fallen from their 2008 peak and we consider headline prime rents to be about £26.00 per sqft, a reduction of about 10%. We anticipate that the reduction in supply should see a rent uplift as we progress through 2011”. 7 Sep

UK Construction Double Dip
The UK construction industry is heading for a double dip recession, according to the latest Construction Products Association’s industry forecasts. They predict that construction will be the first major industry sector to fall back into recession following a temporary recovery in the first six months of 2010. Despite strong growth in the spring and early summer, forecasts show output falling with the drop expected to continue into the first part of 2011. 7 Sep

Venice Biennale
Editor Adrian Welch was at 2010 Venice Biennale – photos online. 3 Sep

Edinburgh News Highlights – Rest of 2010

Tigh-Na-Cladach, Dunoon – first UK Passivhaus, by Gökay Deveci. 26 Aug

Festival Theatre Extension News
Proposed extension to Festival Theatre criticised by Cockburn Association. 22 Jul

John Hope Gateway
Her Majesty The Queen officially declares Edward Cullinan Architects designed John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh open. 19 Jul

Perth Theatre
Perth Theatre – design by Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh. 19 Jul

Exposure Sculpture – Antony Gormley, artist. 18 May

Architecture in Scotland

Commonwealth Games

St Marys Cathedral

Royal Museum of Scotland

Leith Docks

Edinburgh World Heritage

Haymarket Station

Jewel & Esk Valley College

Scottish Architecture News

Glasgow News

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