Revealed: Winners of RIAS Awards
Nearly half of the RIAS Award-winning buildings this year are in and around Glasgow, the host city of this year’s Commonwealth Games
They include a shopping centre by BDP, student housing by Elder and Cannon Architects, Foster + Partners’ multipurpose Clydeside auditorium SSE Hydro (AJ 12.04.13), workshops in neighbouring Clydebank and Reiach and Hall’s out-of-town office headquarters in Stepps on the city’s outskirts.
Chosen from an initial shortlist of 27, the winners also include three rural schemes; Denizen Works’ ‘elegantly drawn’ house on the Isle of Tiree (AJ 07.03.13), an extension of a Victorian hotel at John O’Groats by GLM and Dualchas Architects’ Cliff House on the Isle of Skye.
In the third year of the restyled accolades, the winners in the RIAS Awards were then put forward for RIBA Awards for Scotland, with four winners emerging.
All the RIAS Award-winning buildings will now go forward to be considered for Britain’s richest architectural prize, the £25,000 Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, which will be announced in November.
RIAS Awards winners
- 261 West Prince’s Street by Elder & Cannon Architects
- Advocate’s Close by Morgan McDonnell Architecture
- The Birks Cinema by Robin Baker Architects
- Buchanan Gardens by BDP
- Cliff House by Dualchas Architects
- Clydebank East Workshops by Elder & Cannon Architects
- Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village by RMJM
- Grassmarket Community Project by Gareth Hoskins Architects
- House No. 7 by Denizen Works
- The Inn at John O’Groats by GLM
- Knockando Woolmill by LDN Architects
- Scottish Water – The Bridge by Reiach & Hall
- The SSE Hydro by Foster + Partners
Special Awards winners
Wood for Good/Forestry Commission Scotland Award for the Best Use of Timber The Inn at John O’Groats by GLM
Historic Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate Change Knockando Woolmill by LDN Architects
Scottish Government Scotland’s Client of the Year Award Friends of The Birks Cinema for The Birks Cinema by Robin Baker Architects