Haymarket Goods Yard Competition, Norwegian Architects Controversy, Building Design Images

Haymarket, Edinburgh : Architecture

Edinburgh Project design by Edward Cullinan (England) + Reiach and Hall Architects (Scotland)

Architecture Review Competition: won by Olle Wiig, Norway

Mar 2006 Update: this is due to go back to the market following decisions taken by CEC re funding for Edinburgh and EDI’s assets

Haymarket Competition

Haymarket goods yard: EDI, olle wiig, rick mather, reiach and hall architects

Olle Wiig Architect (of Narud Stokke Wiig) won the Competition but the project was never built

Haymarket – Current Project

Richard Murphy Architects

Edinburgh Haymarket
picture : RMA

Haymarket – Previous Project

Reiach and Hall Architects

1 Morrison Link, Haymarket
Haymarket Edinburgh
EDI Project – image from Reiach and Hall Architects

Haymarket – Entry by Edward Cullinan Architects

unbuilt architecture Haymarket Competition Haymarket Competition Haymarket Competition
images from Edward Cullinan Architects

Competition entry for the Haymarket Goods Yard site at the western entry to the city centre.

A building by Edward Cullinan Architects in Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

Edward Cullinan Architects

Haymarket Station
“A few weeks ago there was hope that at last we would see the end of that ugly decrepit building called Haymarket station. What a joke once again this weak-kneed council has kow-towed to the heritage groups (News, July 7).

If Haymarket is going to become a modern transport hub it needs a modern building reflecting the 21st century railway system that reflects the era we live in not the past which this city seems frightened to leave behind and which has ruined at least half a dozen modern developments. I think future generations will look at us and say: “What a hotch-potch of architecture, they did not know whether to go backwards or forward”.”

Haymarket Station
Haymarket Station
picture from the architect

Another Edinburgh Railway Station
Waverley Station Redevelopment

Edinburgh Housing

Narud Stokke Wiig

Editorial : September 2002

Major developments in
Edinburgh this month include the announcement of the Princes Street ShoppingGalleries shortlist and subsequent pull-out of two architects; the Haymarket Goods Yard images and press release and subsequent controversy courtesy of Olle Wiig, Norwegian Consul and others.

Calton Square and Greenside Place have almost been unveiled, a huge difference for the city’s streetscape and also views principally from Calton Hill. The News Summary now carries picture links.

Glasgow Architecture
Johnny Rodger has written an introduction to the site which is at glasgowarchitecture.co.uk. Building images received will be loaded once approval has been given.

The rise in total hits has been sustained and added too. The month’s major development is possibility of funding from Edinburgh ‘groups’.

I receive so much correspondence – All images should now go to info(at)edinburgharchitecture.co.uk, details at top of news – but can’t publish any unless marked ‘for publication’: letters most welcome.


Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

Narud Stokke Wiig are based in Norway

Comments / photos for the Haymarket Competition Edinburgh page welcome