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Ten Scottish buildings net RIBA accolade

May 19 2011

Ten Scottish buildings net RIBA accolade
The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced that ten buildings in Scotland have received their 2011 award for architectural excellence.

A diverse bunch the selection includes a mental health unit and a restored art gallery

RIAS President Sholto Humphries commented on the results: “The RIBA Awards are UK recognition of excellence in architecture and from this result it is clear that Scottish architectural talent is competing strongly, both within the UK and more widely.

“We are in the midst of a very difficult time for the construction industry with public commissioning more and more being the province of big business. These awards demonstrate that by engaging with an architect, clients can achieve tremendous buildings that improve our communities, enhance people’s lives and, as the modest budgets for many of these projects demonstrate, are very good value for money.”

The Scottish ten took their place alongside 97 buildings throughout the UK and Europe which earned an award. Each of these will go head to head for the annual RIBA Stirling prize, awarded to the overall building of the year.

The Scottish buildings that have won RIBA Awards are:
1. Centre for the Scottish War Blinded, Kirknewton, Page \ Park Architect
2. The Houl, Castle Douglas, Simon Winstanley Architects
3. McManus Galleries, Dundee, Page \ Park Architects
4. Raasay Hall, Isle of Raasay, Dualchas Building Design
5. Scotstoun House, South Queensferry, HAA Design
6. Shettleston Housing Association Offices, Glasgow, Elder and Cannon
7. Speirs Locks Studios, Glasgow, Malcolm Fraser Architects
8. Stratheden Mental Health Unit, Cupar, Richard Murphy Architects
9. Tigh-Na-Cladach (House by the Shore), Dunoon, Gokay Deveci,
10. The White House, Isle of Coll, W T Architecture
Page\Park's Mcmanus Galleries, Dundee
Page\Park's Mcmanus Galleries, Dundee
Speirs Locks Studios, Malcolm Fraser Architects
Speirs Locks Studios, Malcolm Fraser Architects

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