Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee is among the 19 projects in the running for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s (RIAS) 2019 awards
Chosen from 82 entries, the shortlist includes an eclectic mix of schemes ranging from schools, a gallery, remote one-off houses and two distilleries.
The judging panel includes chair John Cole, an honorary professor at Queen’s University Belfast; Joanna van Heyningen of van Heyningen and Haward Architects; Catriona Hill from CH Architecture; and Peter McCaughey of WAVEparticle.
RIAS professor Robin Webster commented: ‘This year’s judges were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions and found shortlisting very difficult indeed.
‘This is an impressive list of buildings that all show the ambitious level of excellence that architects and their clients can achieve, and I hope that communities, government and local authorities, along with everyone else who needs to procure buildings will look at these examples and ensure that their ambitions match them’.
The winning schemes will be eligible for both the RIBA Stirling Prize and the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award – won last year by Reiach and Hall’s archive for the civil nuclear industry in Wick.
The RIAS Awards winners will be announced at a dinner at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh on 30 May. In June a separate announcement will be made about which of those schemes will also receive RIBA National Awards.
Source: David Barbour
Bayes Centre, Edinburgh (value undisclosed)
Bennetts Associates for University of Edinburgh
The Black House, Isle of Skye (value undisclosed)
Dualchas Architects for private client
Briongos MacKinnon House, Strathaven (value undisclosed)
Richard Murphy Architects for Colin MacKinnon
Playful Garden Visitor Centre, Brodie Castle, Forres (£1.2 million)
Hoskins Architects for The National Trust for Scotland
Broomlands Primary School, Kelso (£8 million)
Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design for Scottish Borders Council
Cairngorms National Park Authority Headquarters, Grantown-on-Spey (£1 million)
Moxon Architects for Seafield Estate
Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (£4 million)
Collective Architecture for City of Edinburgh Council and Collective
Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan (£13 million)
Michael Laird Architects for William Grant & Son
The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie (£140 million)
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Edrington
Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow (value undisclosed)
Simpson & Brown for Willow Tea Rooms Trust
Orchard Brae School, Aberdeen (£17.5 million)
jmarchitects for Hub North Scotland
Perth Theatre (£11.38 million)
Richard Murphy Architects for Horsecross Arts
The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness (value undisclosed)
Trail Architects for Ark Estates
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service at The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh (£30 million)
Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
St. John’s Church, Alteration and Extension, Edinburgh (£2.35 million)
LDN Architects for Cornerstone Developments (Edinburgh)
Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow (£2.92 million)
Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association
Tragerhaus, Glasgow (value undisclosed)
HAUS Collective for Linda and James Laws
V&A Dundee (£80.1 million)
Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects for Dundee City Council
West Calder High School (£32 million)
NORR Consultants for West Lothian Council
Source: Susie Lowe