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Revealed: RIAS announces 2017 Doolan shortlist

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The RIAS has revealed the 12 projects in the running for this year’s Doolan Award – the annual prize for the best building in Scotland

The shortlist for the £25,000 prize includes Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects’ city campus for the City of Glasgow College.

Officially called the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, the prize is supported by the Doolan family and the Scottish Government and the shortlist is made up of all 12 winners of the 2017 RIAS Awards, which are also RIBA regional award winners.

Also in the running are Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow, by Hoskins Architects; and Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, by Richard Murphy Architects. 

Among those that missed out were the Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre in Edinburgh – by Reiach and Hall Architects and the Tinhouse on the Isle of Skye by Rural Design.

Stewart Henderson, president of the RIAS, said: ‘The quality of contemporary Scottish architecture is well worthy of celebration.

‘These awards demonstrate that buildings of all scales and throughout the country are exemplary in their design, execution and in what they deliver for their clients, users and communities.’

The RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award will be announced on 7 November, while the RIBA National Awards will be announced this Thursday (22 June).

Last year, the Doolan Award was won by Page\Park for its Saunders Centre science and technology building in Glasgow. 

Special category awards

Wood for Good/Forestry Commission Scotland Award for the Best Use of Timber: Culardoch Shieling, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects Ltd

Historic Environment Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate Change: Dalkeith Corn Exchange by Michael Laird Architects

Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficiency Award was: Fernaig Cottage, Wester Ross by Scampton and Barnett Architects

RIAS President’s Award for Placemaking: Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre, Edinburgh by jmarchitects, Oberlanders Architects and John C Hope Architects

Saint-Gobain Emerging Architect Award: Neil Taylor, Taylor Architecture Practice Ltd (T.A.P.) for Aerial Adventures, East Kilbride and the Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline

Scottish Government Scotland’s Client of the Year Award: Fife Council for Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries by Richard Murphy Architects

The 2017 Doolan Award 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

 

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

Source: Dapple Photography

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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