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Elder and Cannon lands double whammy at Saltire Awards

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Elder and Cannon Architects topped the bill at this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, bagging two awards for its Botany Phase 1 project in Glasgow

The 35-unit residential scheme for Maryhill Housing Association won both the Large Scale Housing Development and the award’s prestigious Saltire Medal.

Guest chair of the awards, Malcolm Fraser of Malcolm Fraser Architects said: ‘Elder and Cannon’s housing in Maryhill shows that what’s at the heart of good building, is architecture.

‘Place making and Urbanism are important concepts; and speaking to people, and the simple task of making a nice house for them, imperative. But this project shows that what draws all together is the art and the craft of architecture. This is building that is both strong and humane, its robustness at the service of those who live there.’ 

Cameron Webster Architects meanwhile scooped the Private Dwelling - New Build prize for its Craignish project in Lochgilphead and Rettie and Co’s Resonance Funding Model, Moray Apartments was given the Innovation in Housing Award.

Presenting the awards, Alex Neil MSP, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment, said: ‘Our backing for the Saltire Housing Awards recognises the significant role the Awards play in encouraging debate and raising aspirations for good design and the creation of successful, sustainable places.

‘I am particularly proud to be also presenting the new Innovation in Housing Award this year as it encourages innovative thinking in procurement and construction as well as design’.     


Winners: Saltire Society Housing Design Awards


Large Scale Housing Development (In association with CIH)
Botany Phase 1, Maryhill, Glasgow - Elder and Cannon Architects 
Private Dwelling - New Build
Craignish, Lochgilphead - Cameron Webster Architects    
Innovation in Housing Award
The Resonance Funding Model, Moray Apartments – Rettie and Co, Springfield Property, Dunedin-Canmore Housing Association 


Large Scale Housing Development
Pearce Street, Govan, Glasgow - Austin-Smith:Lord
Small Scale Housing Development (In association with SFHA)
Kingcase Housing, Observer Court, Prestwick - ARPL Architects
Alterations, Renovations and Extensions
Bath Street Window, Edinburgh - Konishi Gaffney Architects
White House, Isle of Coll, Argyll - WT Architecture
Private Dwelling - New Build
The Secret Garden, Milton of Leys Inverness - Rural Design
Innovation in Housing Award
ANABO – Andrew Stoane Architects



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