RIAS Awards celebrate variety & resilience by honouring eight greats
June 6 2022
A varied mix of projects from a secondary school that emphasises the mental wellbeing of pupils to a Modernist home saved from ruin and an office building which exemplifies remote working have topped this year's RIAS Awards.
Eight buildings chosen for their contribution to the built environment were assessed on their usability, execution and sustainability - among other factors, to see off six other contenders for the accolade.
RIAS president Christina Gaiger PRIAS said: “This year’s awards demonstrate that you can find outstanding Scottish architecture pretty much anywhere – from city centres to some of the most remote spots in the country. The awards also demonstrate the resilience of our profession – whether that is a house built by hand over many years or projects delivered during the tough times of the pandemic. This year’s awards show how Scottish architects are rising to today’s challenges – from the climate emergency to the nation’s mental health – and prove the fundamental role that architecture plays in society.”
The winning projects are Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus, Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects; Havenfield Mews, Edinburgh by Sonia Browse Architects; High Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith Jedburgh Grammar Campus and Jedburgh by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design.
They are joined by Lockerbie Sawmill, Lockerbie by Konishi Gaffney; Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen by Paper Igloo; Quarry Studios, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects and The Den, Tighnabruaich by Technique Architecture and Design in collaboration with Stallan-Brand.
All winners below will be considered for the upcoming RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award and the RIBA Awards.
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