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GIA Awards recognise 2017’s best new work

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November 16 2017

GIA Awards recognise 2017’s best new work
The Glasgow Instuitute of Architects have recognised eight of the best new projects to be delivered in 2017 as part of its annual award programme - with Lily Jencks Studio, in partnership with Nathaniel Dorent and Savills, sweeping the board to claim the prestigious supreme award for Ruins Studio home.

This year’s panel was headed-up by guest judge Keith Williams of Keith Williams Architects with awards being divvied out to projects of all sizes and uses; from Baxendale Studio with Ben Parry’s Riverside Solidarity scheme in the Small Works category to Stallan-Brand’s Halfmerke Primary in the Education grouping.

Riverside Solidarity takes the form of a pop-up installation proving that there is money for old rope by scavenging discarded rope found around Govan Graving Docks as an informal viewpoint. Halfmerke School in East Kilbride meanwhile was praised for its ‘generous spaces’ and ‘through views’.

Hoskins Architects stormed the health category with Eastwood Health and Care Centre, which won over the panel courtesy of its ‘flexibility and innovation’. Cameron Webster Architects claimed the leisure & arts title thanks to Cove Park’s ‘simple and deliberately unfussy palette’ while Hoskins were again recognised, alongside CDA, for their work at St Andrew Square in the commercial category.

The residential line-up was unsurprisingly led by Ruins Studio, a ‘peaceful refuge’ carved out from a derelict farm although it faced stiff competition from double winners Cameron Webster following their sensitive upgrade of Millbuies House, a B-listed modernist landmark designed by Robert Matthew.

Elder & Cannon meanwhile were recognised for their own historic remodeling after the practice unveiled a reinvigorated Russell Institute in Paisley.

Last year's GIA winners were led by Ann Nisbet Studio's Newhouse of Auchengree.
Baxendale Studio and Ben Parry combined industrial archeology with place making for Riverside Solidarity
Baxendale Studio and Ben Parry combined industrial archeology with place making for Riverside Solidarity
Cameron Webster's first award of the night arrived by way of Cove Park
Cameron Webster's first award of the night arrived by way of Cove Park

Eastwood Health & Care Centre was an awards highlight
Eastwood Health & Care Centre was an awards highlight
Elder & Cannon's conservation credentials have been bolstered by their work on the Russell Institute, Paisley
Elder & Cannon's conservation credentials have been bolstered by their work on the Russell Institute, Paisley

Millbuies House saw Cameron Webster return to the winners podium for a second time
Millbuies House saw Cameron Webster return to the winners podium for a second time
Ruins Studio earned a residential win and the 'supreme' award for Lily Jencks Studio, in partnership with Nathaniel Dorent and Savills
Ruins Studio earned a residential win and the 'supreme' award for Lily Jencks Studio, in partnership with Nathaniel Dorent and Savills

St Andrew Square has proven fruitful for both CDA and Hoskins Architects
St Andrew Square has proven fruitful for both CDA and Hoskins Architects
Stallan Brand's colourful Halfmerke Primary in East Kilbride dominated the education field
Stallan Brand's colourful Halfmerke Primary in East Kilbride dominated the education field

5 Comments

robo
#1 Posted by robo on 16 Nov 2017 at 12:25 PM
Cant believe Elgin High School was missed of this !
MV
#2 Posted by MV on 16 Nov 2017 at 13:09 PM
Congratulations to the winners, some really nice architecture in there.

I particularly like Stallan Brands 80% Sky 20% Rainbow project. Are there other, more complete, images of this UR?
boaby wan
#3 Posted by boaby wan on 16 Nov 2017 at 21:27 PM
Some crackers in there, very surprised the St Andrews Sq gold fins were shortlisted (never mind a winner) must be better on the inside...
Stevie
#4 Posted by Stevie on 17 Nov 2017 at 13:26 PM
Some really good and interesting project in there that shows there still is some sparkle amongst the mainstream dross. However, totally undermined by any award for the St Andrew's Sq box monstrosity.
UR
#5 Posted by UR on 17 Nov 2017 at 15:10 PM
I understand photography is challenging at Halfmerke as the old school building impedes views. There are additional interior shots on the GIA website: https://gia-org-uk.squarespace.com/gia-awards-2017-results/education

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