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Hoskins nets 2011 Doolan prize

November 18 2011

Hoskins nets 2011 Doolan prize
Gareth Hoskins is this morning £25k richer after winning the UKs richest architecture prize, the Andrew Doolan Award.

Hoskins saw off a shortlist of 13 on the back of his practice’s work on the National Museum of Scotland, to claim the cash – and a gold lined silver tumbler specially commissioned from jeweller James Brent Ward.

Described as a “clear winner” by RIAS, organisers of the annual event, the project was praised by judges for opening up new street level entrances, fresh gallery spaces and improved circulation, which now entices visitors beyond ground floor areas.

Fiona Hyslop MSP, cabinet secretary for Culture, described the work as “truly breathtaking” whilst the judges decreed in their citation: “This transformed museum now fully merits its national epithet. This sensitive and intelligent adaptation enhances both the building and the objects displayed within it.”

Professor Andrew MacMillan OBE FRIAS (Chair), Sholto Humphries PRIAS and Barcelona based international architect David Mackay Hon FRIAS served on this years judging panel.

Photography: Malcolm Cochrane

1 Comment

#1 Posted by graham on 21 Nov 2011 at 23:05 PM
Well deserved.

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