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May 30 2009

Fine 2009 designs shine

Talk of the credit crunch was suspended recently when the profession gathered to celebrate the best of architecture at the Scottish Design Awards.

From the record breaking slew of entries, the unprecedented calibre of submissions, to shining a light on the best in illuminations with our new lighting category, the Scottish Design Awards proved to be a show of firsts.

Notable amongst the winners were Reiach and Hall who picked up the Grand Prix Award for their Cancer Research Facility at the Beatson.

Edinburgh University’s Informatics Forum building in Potterrow has been collecting plaudits like a rampant Pokemon and the SDA’s proved no different with our prestigious Chairman’s Award being added to that collection.

Dennis Sharp, the jury chairman, gave particular acknowledgement to the genuine strides made by the project in terms of sustainability.

On the residential front the big winners included the work done by Page\Park, Elder & Cannon, Richard Murphy and JM Architects in the former meat market in Glasgow’s blighted east end. The architectural quartet have effected that rarest of accomplishments, affordable homes of stellar design that works as a harmonious whole, a clear winner in the Best Affordable Housing category.

Said Awards director Gordon Young, “It is not hyperbole to say that 2009 really was a vintage year for this event. Despite economic problems Scottish practices are still producing some great work.”


SDA 09 Results


Grand Prix
Sponsored by Highland Colour Coaters

WINNER
Reiach and Hall Architects
Client: University of Glasgow
Title: New Cancer Research Facility, Beatson Institute for University of Glasgow & Cancer Research UK


Chairman’s Award

WINNER
Bennetts Associates
Client: University of Edinburgh
Title: Potterrow Development

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Buro Happold
Robert R Steedman
Morris and Steedman

Architect Team of the Year
Sponsored by Glasgow City Council
AWARD
Gareth Hoskins Architects

Interiors
Sponsored by Elmwood (Glasgow)

AWARD
ZM Architecture
Client: Glasgow School of Art
Title: Mackintosh Conservation and Access Ð New Spaces

COMMENDATION
3Fold
Client: Student Loans Company
Title: Memphis Building


COMMENDATION
Lee Boyd
Client: Halifax Bank of Scotland
Title: Fit Out of 110 St Vincent Street, Glasgow


Lighting Design

AWARD
Speirs and Major Associates
Client: Giorgio Armani SpA
Title: Armani Ginza Tower, Tokyo, Japan


Regeneration
Sponsored by Clyde Gateway

AWARD
Foster + Partners
Client: Gladedale Ventures
Title: Quarter mile Ð Phase 1 Masterplan Development

COMMENDATION
RMJM
Client: North Glasgow College
Title: North Glasgow College

Residential
Sponsored by Registers of Scotland

AWARD
Colin A Smith Architect - CASA
Client: Roland and Penny Kennedy
Title: Rock House

AWARD
University of Dundee and
LJRH Architects
Client: Mr & Mrs Drummond
Title: Drummond House

COMMENDATION
Foster + Partners
Client: Gladedale Ventures
Title: Quarter mile Ð Phase 1 Masterplan Development


Affordable Housing

AWARD
Richard Murphy Architects,
Elder and Cannon, Page\Park and JM Architects
Client: Molendinar Park Housing Association
Title: Moore Street Housing, Glasgow

COMMENDATION
CP Architects
Client: Fyne Initiatives Ltd (Fyne Homes Ltd)
Title: 1-4 Eachaig, Kilmun

Commercial Project

COMMENDATION
ANTA Architecture
Client: Queen Mother Memorial Trust
Title: Castle of Mey Visitor Centre

COMMENDATION
Malcolm Fraser Architects Ltd
Client: Berwick-Upon-Tweed Borough Council
Title: Workspace at Berwick-Upon-Tweed


Public Building
Sponsored by BRE

AWARD
Bennetts Associates
Client: University of Edinburgh
Title: Potterrow Development

AWARD
Reiach and Hall Architects
Client: University of Glasgow
Title: New Cancer Research Facility, Beatson Institute for University of Glasgow & Cancer Research UK

COMMENDATION
Richard Murphy Architects
Client: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Title: New British High Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka

COMMENDATION
Elder and Cannon Architects
Client: Jordanhill School and the Scottish Government
Title: Jordanhill School New Teaching Block

COMMENDATION
Page \ Park
Client: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority
Title: National Park Authority HQ Building

Proposed Building

AWARD
John McAslan + Partners
Title: PARC Craigmillar

COMMENDATION
Collective Architecture
Client: Private Client: John Smith
Title: Former Water Treatment Works, Fort William


Re-Use of a Listed Building
Sponsored by Historic Scotland

AWARD
LDN Architects
Client: Historic Scotland
Title: Stanley Mills Ð Bell Mill & Mid Mill

COMMENDATION
Lee Boyd
Client: Cumbrae Community Development Company
Title: Restoration of Garrison House and Grounds


Low Cost Project

AWARD
Gareth Hoskins Architects Ltd
Client: Lighthouse and Scottish Government
Title: Gathering Space


Engineering Design

AWARD
Buro Happold
Client: Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
Title: Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park HQ

COMMENDATION
Buro Happold
Client: Clydebank Rebuilt
Title: The Swan Canopy Clydebank


Public Realm/Landscaping

AWARD
House for and Art Lover
Client: House for and Art Lover in Partnership with Land and Environmental Services
Title: Art Park Glasgow

COMMENDATION
Assist Design Limited
Client: Reidvale Housing Association
Title: Reidvale Allotments

Placemaking
Sponsored by Edinburgh City Council

AWARD
Ian White Associates
Client: West Dunbartonshire Council/Clydebank Rebuilt
Title: North Canal Bank, Improvements, Clydebank

COMMENDATION
Viridarium
Client: New Lanark Conservation Trust
Title: New Lanark Roof Garden

Sustainable Design
Sponsored by Muraspec

AWARD
Buro Happold
Client: University of Edinburgh
Title: Informatics Forum, U of E

COMMENDATION
Buro Happold
Title: John Wheatley College
Client: John Wheatley College

COMMENDATION
Bennetts Associates
Client: University of Edinburgh
Title: Potterrow Development

COMMENDATION
Page \ Park
Client: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority
Title: National Park Authority HQ Building

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