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July 28 2008

Four buildings in Scotland (detailed below) have been shortlisted for the inaugural World Architecture Festival Awards (2008). Of the four three were designed by Scottish-based practices. While the longlist for these awards recognises buildings in many categories and many nations, scale for scale the Scottish contingent marks a real international upsurge for the architecture of Scotland.
Arnie Dunn, President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, commented: “We have been arguing for some time that the work of Scottish architects has not achieved due recognition. Thankfully the world has taken note. Messrs Hoskins, BDP, Murray + Dunlop and Ahrends Burton and Koralek have created four buildings which do distinctly different things in an innovative and exciting way. Their nomination reflects both the skill of these architects and the commitment of the clients for these important projects.”
The Scottish buildings which have been nominated are;
Culture Category
New Shetland Museum and Archives                           BDP
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre                                Gareth Hoskins Architects Ltd

Hazelwood School for the Multiple Sensory Impaired      Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects   
John Wheatley College, Glasgow                                        Ahrends Burton and Koralek Architects      

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) will celebrate the work, concerns and aspirations of the international architectural community, during a three-day event taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 24 October 2008.

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