Evolution House Offices for AMA, Scotland, School of Art West Port Building Images, ECA Design Photos

Evolution House Edinburgh

West Port Building design by Reiach and Hall Architects for AMA

Design: Reiach and Hall Architects

West Port – or Evolution House as named by the developers – was completed in 2003 where West Port meets Lady Lawson Street.

Evolution Building: Offices Interior

Evolution House Edinburgh Building

Impressive facades – especially the north one – when viewed acutely mirror the pattern of fenestration in adjacent tenements, but obliquely open out into a complex mesh of angled insertions seen behind a continuous layer of panelled louvres.

Evolution House, Edinburgh

This building represents a real breath of fresh air for Edinburgh, strong but simple with a restrained panelled construction and innovative palette.

The Client was AMA Limited who also developed Succoth Heights and are working on Cramond Housing – Caer Amon – amongst other projects, all in Edinburgh.

West Port
Evolution House, Edinburgh

Evolution images above all by the project architect Lyle Chrystie

EvolutionWest PortAMA

Reiach and HallAMAWest Port

Evolution images from Michael Wolchover – artist, photographer, interpretative consultant

Westport by Reiach and Hall – interview with Neil Gillespie of Reiach and Hall architects by Scottish architect Adrian Welch
Evolution House
image © Adrian Welch


All Westport images from Reiach and Hall Architects

Westport Edinburgh Context

Buildings close by:

Westport House proposal by MLA
Westport House
picture from architect

Point Conference Centre
Point Hotel conference centre
image © Keith Hunter

Evolution House, West Port : Best Building in Scotland shortlisted in 2003

Scottish Parliament Building

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Edinburgh Walking Tours : Architecture Walking Tours

Edinburgh House

Edinburgh Buildings

Edinburgh Property Developments – a recent selection on this website:

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Victoria Street oculus
photo : Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Victoria Street

Rowanbank Gardens, Corstorphine
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Housing

Sciennes Primary School Edinburgh building – the first Scottish Passivhaus primary school to use CLT structure
Sciennes Primary School Edinburgh Building

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