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Scottish Parliament Building Competition

Selection Process for Holyrood Development, Scotland Architecture Contest

New Scottish Parliament Building

New Scottish Parliament – Devolution

The Assembly Building was on site in Holyrood, Edinburgh, since 1999.

Architecture Competition announced by Scottish Office in 1998: 12 teams shortlisted, then narrowed down to 5 groups of Scottish + foreign architect teams.

Scottish Parliament Building
Debating Chamber with MSP Desks, Well looking south

“In launching the competition on 26 January 1998 to find a designer for the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood Donald Dewar, then Secretary of State for Scotland announced “the first step has been taken towards finding the right architect and then the best design for the Parliament building“.

An advertisement placed in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC) invited expressions of interest from architect-led design teams. In the same month Mr Dewar announced the membership of the Panel to select the Design Team for the Scottish Parliament building. The Panel was chaired by Mr Dewar himself and members were:-

– Joan O’Connor: architect, member of RIBA, Preside