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Revealed: RIAS 2017 Awards shortlist

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has revealed the projects in the running for its 2017 awards, including the second phase of Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects’ 2016 Stirling Prize-shortlisted City of Glasgow College

The 27-strong shortlist also includes another scheme by Reiach and Hall – the Oriam Sports Performance Centre – as well as the zinc-clad Newhouse of Auchengree by Ann Nisbet Studio, which last year won the Glasgow Institute of Architects Supreme Award and Residential Award.

Other schemes vying for the annual awards are Tinhouse, on the Isle of Skye, by Rural Design; a studio made from the ruins of a 19th century farmhouse by Lily Jencks Studio and Nathanael Dorent; a healthcare centre by Hoskins Architects; and Richard Murphy Architects’ Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries.

However, Culardoch Shieling by Moxon Architects, which was shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award and a 2017 RICS Award – and was entered for the RIAS 2017 Awards – did not make the shortlist.

The judging panel for this year includes RIAS honorary fellow Karen Anderson, consultant at Anderson Bell and Christie; RIAS honorary fellow Lorraine Landels; Stuart McKnight of McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA), which is representing the RIBA; and RIAS honorary fellow Ole Wiig of Narud Stokke Wiig.

RIAS President Willie Watt said: ‘Year on year the quality of Scottish architecture is on the rise. Despite an economic climate which continues to squeeze fees and challenge professionals’ ability to deliver, Scotland’s architects are delivering work of truly international quality to serve our citizens and communities.’

The winning schemes will be eligible for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award and the RIBA Stirling Prize.

The shortlist

City of Glasgow College, City Campus, Glasgow, by Michael Laird Architects with Reiach and Hall Architects

This complex of buildings is the second phase of the City of Glasgow College scheme -the first phase was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize last year and winner of the AJ’s Alternative Stirling Prize. Described by the architects as constituting a ‘city within the city’, the scheme includes classrooms, lecture theatres and specialist facilities.

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City of Glasgow College, City Campus, Glasgow, by Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects

Source: Keith Hunter

City of Glasgow College, City Campus, Glasgow, by Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects

 

Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride, by Taylor Architecture Practice

This adventure centre includes an assault course, climbing wall and café.

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Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride, by Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd

Source: David Barbour

Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride, by Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd

Dalkeith Corn Exchange, by Michael Laird Architects

Refurbishment of a formerly abandoned Jacobean-style market hall, improving its accessibility and bringing it back into public use.

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Dalkeith Corn Exchange, Dalkeith, by Michael Laird Architects

Source: David Barbour

Dalkeith Corn Exchange, Dalkeith, by Michael Laird Architects

Due West, Argyll & Bute, by cameronwebsterarchitects

According to the practice, this private home ‘maximises stunning views’ from a cliff-top site, and features a ‘sunny’ living room with full-height glazing. 

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Due West, Argyll & Bute, by cameronwebster architects

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Due West, Argyll & Bute, by cameronwebster architects

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, by Richard Murphy Architects

This scheme includes a museum, art galleries, reading room, children’s library, café and meeting rooms. It sits alongside the Category B-listed Andrew Carnegie Library.

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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline, Richard Murphy Architects

Source: M. Lambie

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline, Richard Murphy Architects

Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow, by Hoskins Architects

Dubbed ‘The Hub’, this three-storey building is arranged around two courtyards and provides accommodation for four GP practices and council-run services. 

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Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow, Hoskins Architects

Source: Dapple Photography

Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow, Hoskins Architects

Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh, by A449 Architects

Built into the sea wall at Musselburgh, this timber-clad extension overlooks the beach, providing a double-height living area, kitchen and dining spaces.

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Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh, A449

Source: Matthew Johnson

Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh, A449

Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross, by Scampton and Barnett Architects

Renovation, adaption and extension of a dilapidated former shepherd’s longhouse, retaining original stone walls.

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Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross, Scampton and Barnett Architects

Source: Andrew Barnett

Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross, Scampton and Barnett Architects

Fetlor Youth Club, Edinburgh, by James Robertson Architect

This scheme involved the demolition of the existing youth club and the construction of a two-storey replacement with a nursery. The building uses reinforced concrete foundations, steel frame, and metal wall and roof cladding.

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Fetlor Youth Club, Edinburgh, James Robertson Architect

Source: Sean Begley

FetLor Youth Club, Edinburgh, James Robertson Architect

Glendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail, Glasgow, by Glasgow City Council – DRS Project Management & Design

This project involved integrating two school populations, and includes a central atrium and flexible assembly space. 

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Glendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail, Glasgow, by Glasgow City Council – DRS Project Management & Design

Source: Ross Campbell

Glendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail, Glasgow, by Glasgow City Council – DRS Project Management & Design

Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects and Oberlanders Architects

This scheme provides 1,100 student rooms within the medieval plan of Edinburgh Old Town.

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Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects and Oberlanders Architects

Source: Cadzow Pelosi

Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects and Oberlanders Architects

INEOS Headquarters, Grangemouth, by Michael Laird Architects

This four-storey building provides a new headquarters for petrochemical company INEOS. According to the practice, it sets an ‘architectural precedent’ for the future growth of the business.

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INEOS Headquarters, Grangemouth, by Michael Laird Architects

Source: David Barbour

INEOS Headquarters, Grangemouth, by Michael Laird Architects

James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects

This scheme includes five new educational buildings, which vary from one to three storeys in height. 

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James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects

Source: Andrew Lee

James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects

Moray Place, Edinburgh, Somner Macdonald Architects

Somner Macdonald Architects responded to a brief to create ‘one of the best apartments in Edinburgh’, while respecting the original building.

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Moray Place, Edinburgh, Somner Macdonald Architects

Source: Sean Gaule

Moray Place, Edinburgh, Somner Macdonald Architects

Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire, by Ann Nisbet Studio

This contemporary farmhouse draws on North Ayrshire’s rural vernacular. It is clad in zinc and is intended to reflect the architectural identity of the area.

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Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire, by Ann Nisbet Studio

Source: Susan Castillo

Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire, by Ann Nisbet Studio

Noss Primary School, Wick, by Ryder Architecture

This new primary features an aluminium roof and, according to the practice, uses glued laminated timber and polycarbonate to create a ‘warm and calming environment’. 

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Noss Primary School, Wick, by Ryder Architecture

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Noss Primary School, Wick, by Ryder Architecture

Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh, by Reiach and Hall Architects

This sports centre houses Europe’s largest indoor 3G pitch (116m x 76m). The curving, white PVC roof is based around the physics of Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos’s famous spiralling free kick against the host country in the 1997 Tournoi de France.

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Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh, Reiach and Hall Architects

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Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh, Reiach and Hall Architects

Pennywell Residential Regeneration, Edinburgh, by Barton Wilmore

These apartment blocks are designed to be ‘tenure-blind’, with no architectural distinction between rented apartment and those for sale. 

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Pennywell Residential Regeneration, Edinburgh, Barton Wilmore

Pennywell Residential Regeneration, Edinburgh, Barton Wilmore

Portobello High School, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects

The largest-capacity secondary school in Edinburgh, catering for 1,400 pupils, this school is arranged on a sensitive site. Existing mature trees have been retained, while the building includes a two-storey massing to the adjacent residential streets and a three-storey elevation to the north. Facilities include a 25m four-lane swimming pool, games hall, gym, and two all-weather illuminated pitches.

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Portobello High School, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects

Source: Cadzow Pelosi

Portobello High School, Edinburgh, by jmarchitects

Powis Place, Aberdeen, by Carson & Partners

This six-storey residential building for around 200 students includes a sheltered forecourt, common room and reception areas. 

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Powis Place, Aberdeen, by Carson & Partners

Source: Keith Hunter

Powis Place, Aberdeen, by Carson & Partners

Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow, by Hoskins Architects

Hoskins Architects’ headquarters for the National Theatre of Scotland brings together various departments previously scattered across several buildings. It is a redevelopment of a disused industrial warehouse on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal and provides three rehearsal rooms, wardrobe department, production workshop, technical store and office space. It is clad in sinusoidal metal, arranged in four horizontal bands. 

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Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow, by Hoskins Architects

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Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow, by Hoskins Architects

Rosefield Home Studio, Edinburgh, by Chambers McMillan Architects

This studio, including a sleeping area, was converted from a stone garage at the end of a garden.

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Rosefield Home Studio, Edinburgh, by Chambers McMillan Architects

Source: David Barbour

Rosefield Home Studio, Edinburgh, by Chambers McMillan Architects

Ruins Studio, Dumfries, by Lily Jencks Studio with Nathanael Dorent

This studio and home within the existing stone ruins of a 19th century farmhouse features varying geometry. The first layer is the existing stone wall, on top of which sits a rubber-clad pitched-roof ‘envelope’.

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Ruins Studio, Dumfries, Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent

Source: Sergio Pirrone

Ruins Studio, Dumfries, Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent

Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline, by Taylor Architecture Practice

This projects involved the extension and refurbishment of the Scottish National Waterski Centre at Townhill Country Park. The new extension uses a triangulated pitched roof that allows it to connect to the horizontal eaves of the existing building and also to rise up to a peak on the waterfront.

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Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline, by Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd

Source: David Barbour

Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline, by Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd

Thistle Foundation Centre of Wellbeing, Edinburgh, by 3DReid

This facility offers support for people with disabilities. It features timber cladding, both inside and out, and replaced a former facility that was no longer fit for purpose. 

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Thistle Foundation Centre of Wellbeing, Edinburgh, by 3DReid

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Thistle Foundation Centre of Wellbeing, Edinburgh, by 3DReid

Tinhouse, Isle of Skye, by Rural Design

This private house features a corrugated aluminium sheeting skin and comprises one bedroom along with the living space, kitchen, and bathroom. Timber, concrete and plywood are used internally.

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Tinhouse, Isle of Skye, by Rural Design

Source: Nigel Rigden

Tinhouse, Isle of Skye, by Rural Design

Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy, by Fife Council Property Services

This community campus in Kirkcaldy integrates several facilities – Viewforth High School, Rosslyn ASN School, a library and council services – around a central internal ‘street’.

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Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy, by Fife Council Property Services

Source: D. Mason

Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy, by Fife Council Property Services

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