SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT BUILDING, EDINBURGH EMBT/RMJM Client: The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Having walked through the Scottish Parliament Building, there was no doubt in the jury's minds that it would be one of the major contenders for this year's awards.
It is a remarkable architectural statement that has an enormous impact, not only on its visitors but also on the users who repeatedly move through its series of extraordinary spaces.
£250 million. 29,321m
SENTINEL OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, GLASGOW Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects Client: Kenmore Property Group This 10-storey office building - in Glasgow's financial district - is very clean and simple, yet it has a great deal of visibility and integrity. The facade is clad with Cumbrian slate panels, combined with an elegant structural glazing system, to give the impression of discipline and a very highly controlled level of detail.
£9.8 million. 8,309m