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RIBA AWARDS / SCOTLAND

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Chair of jury: Robert Adam Regional representative: Riccardo Marini Lay assessor: Dennis Gilbert

THE SALTIRE CENTRE, GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY Building Design Partnership Client: Glasgow Caledonian University This complex building acts as a focus for student activity and adds drama and spatial excitement at a crossroads between existing buildings. A high, sloping fritted-glass wall that shelters criss-crossing access bridges intersects with a pierced metal drum that clads a wide circular stair and lift and creates a powerful abstract image for the centre. This building is a dynamic spatial experience.

£15.5 million. 10,500m 2

MAGGIE'S HIGHLANDS CANCER CARING CENTRE Page\Park Architects Client: Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres Maggie's Centres are becoming a phenomenon that sets the architect an unavoidable precedent for virtuoso design. The plain plywood interior opens up to a surprisingly large complex of volumes ascending into the spiral and creating a series of discrete but linked spaces. This little building is an extraordinary miniature monument that contrasts with the prosaic background of a conventional hospital complex.

£860,000. 225m 2

JKS WORKSHOPS Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects Client: Clydebank Rebuilt There can be no more basic building than a windowless top-lit lightindustrial shed. But put a series of industrial units together, consider the whole as a large cubic composition, add a talented designer, and this most unpromising type can become good architecture. This is a pioneering design in many senses and gives distinction to the most practical of functions.

£1.7 million. 1,700m 2

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