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July 30 2019

Seven-strong shortlist in contention for the Doolan award

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has revealed a seven-strong shortlist for this year’s Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, the richest prize in architecture.

A diverse batch of projects will go head-to-head for the award, last won by Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive designed by Reiach and Hall.

Judging will take place at the end of September to determine which project best evidence the qualities of architectural integrity; usability and context; delivery and execution and sustainability.

2019 jurors are prof. Sadie Morgan, dRMM (chair), Henry McKeown, jmarchitects and prof. Mona Siddiqui OBE Hon FRIAS.

The seven shortlisted schemes are The Black House; Collective on Calton Hill; The Macallan Distillery & Visitor Experience; Mackintosh at the Willow; The Jack Copland Centre; Tollcross Housing Association Offices and V&A Dundee.

The winner will be revealed on 4 October.

Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (£4 m) Collective Architecture for City of Edinburgh Council and Collective - photograph by Susie Lowe
Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (£4 m) Collective Architecture for City of Edinburgh Council and Collective - photograph by Susie Lowe
Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow, Simpson & Brown for Willow Tea Rooms Trust - photograph by Alexander Fraser
Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow, Simpson & Brown for Willow Tea Rooms Trust - photograph by Alexander Fraser

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service – The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh (£30 m) Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service - Photograph by Andrew Lee
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service – The Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh (£30 m) Reiach and Hall Architects for Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service - Photograph by Andrew Lee
The Black House, Isle of Skye, Dualchas Architects - photograph by David Barbour
The Black House, Isle of Skye, Dualchas Architects - photograph by David Barbour

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie (£140 m) Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Edrington - photograph by Joas Souza
The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Craigellachie (£140 m) Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Edrington - photograph by Joas Souza
Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow (£2.92 m) Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association - photograph by Andrew Lee
Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow (£2.92 m) Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association - photograph by Andrew Lee

V&A Dundee (£80.1 m) Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects for Dundee City Council - photograph by Hufton + Crow
V&A Dundee (£80.1 m) Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects for Dundee City Council - photograph by Hufton + Crow

7 Comments

sge
#1 Posted by sge on 31 Jul 2019 at 09:36 AM
Surely you could have found a better photo of the V&A???
UR
#2 Posted by UR on 31 Jul 2019 at 10:11 AM
Yes, I've updated with the hero shot from Hufton + Crow
Andrew Lee
#3 Posted by Andrew Lee on 1 Aug 2019 at 00:15 AM
Similarly, couldn't you use one of the official photos of the Jack Copland Centre and caption the project correctly? Some image credits would be nice, too...
Nairn's Bairn
#4 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 1 Aug 2019 at 08:26 AM
Surely it must be the V&A?

Calton Hill – nice but low-key.
Blood Transfusion Service – great service, indifferent building.
Willow Tea Rooms – sensitively done and a lot of skill but is it architecture?
The Black House – Dualchas doing what they do but they’ve been amply rewarded for this sort of thing already.
Macallan – an airport building that should scoop an engineering award.
Tollcross – Cool but not the V & A.

What do we think, people?
John Glenday
#5 Posted by John Glenday on 1 Aug 2019 at 10:55 AM
Hi Andrew - I've now used the official RIAS-supplied photography for each entrant and linked through to their respective building entries for good measure.
Jen
#6 Posted by Jen on 1 Aug 2019 at 11:31 AM
Please take more care folks. Words mean something. cottish… really?
Andrew Lee
#7 Posted by Andrew Lee on 1 Aug 2019 at 17:41 PM
Thanks, John. Much better!

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