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Hoskins takes top prize at Scottish Design Awards

Gareth Hoskins Architects has walked away with the top prize at this year's Scottish Design Awards.

The Glasgow-based firm scooped the Architecture Grand Prix for its Easterhouse public building, the Bridge (pictured here), which also won Best Public Building at the awards ceremony on Friday night. The practice's Sarah Murphy was awarded Emerging Architect of the Year.

Nord Architecture also enjoyed a successful evening. The firm - also based in Glasgow - was named Architect of the Year and bagged the Best Commercial Building prize for its East End Sawmills project, as well as Best Exhibition for Architecture.

Edinburgh's Reiach and Hall Architects also picked up three awards, with its St Andrews University New Faculty building wining Best Public Building, and its Tower and Terrace Housing scheme in Edinburgh being awarded Best Residential Project. The firm also won the Chairman's Award.

Zaha Hadid also snatched an award for her first permanent building in the UK, the Maggie's Centre in Kirkcaldy.

Other practices to receive awards were: BDP, Cadell Wiszniewski Thomson Architects, City Design Co-operative, Gordon Murray & Alan Dunlop Architects, Malcolm Fraser Architects and Page\Park Architects.

by Richard Vaughan

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