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Shortlist unveiled for the biggest cash prize in UK architecture

The 11 schemes shortlisted for the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award – famously the largest architectural cash prize in the UK – have been announced.

An eclectic mix of projects, the contenders vying for the £25,000 first prize range from Foster + Partners’ mixed-use Quartermile Development in Edinburgh to a family house overlooking Loch Melfort by Studio KAP.

Organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), the contest is in its seventh year. Previous winners include the Scottish Parliament by EMBT/RMJM and Reiach and Hall’s Pier Arts Centre in Stromness.

The winner will be announced on 7 November at a Scottish Parliament ceremony.

The shortlisted projects are:

Dawyck Botanic Garden Visitor Centre, by Simpson and Brown;
Hawick Corn Exchange restoration, by Gray Marshall and Associates;
Quartermile Development, Edinburgh, by Foster + Partners;
Castlemilk Stables revamp, by Elder and Cannon;
Todlaw Supported Housing, by Oliver Chapman Architects;
Culloden Visitor Centre, by Gareth Hoskins Architects;
Jordanhill School, by Elder and Cannon;
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, by Page\Park;
Potterrow Development, Bristo Square, University of Edinburgh, by Bennetts Associates;
Housing, Telford Drive, Edinburgh, by Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects; and
Tigh na Dobhran, Arduine, Argyll, by Studio KAP.

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