March 11 2020
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has unveiled an 18 strong shortlist battling for contention in the organisations 2020 award programme.
Drawn from a longlist of 80 entries the projects will now be subject to a judging process in advance of the RIAS Awards dinner at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, on 28 May.
Jury chair Jenny Jones, founder of Studio Jenny Jones, commented: “Given that these projects would have been commissioned at the very least, several years ago, there are some very strong carbon-conscious submissions which demonstrate an attention to the challenges we all face.
“The greater shift will become evident in the next years if we continue to challenge and create innovative responses as to how we can ‘build’ with environmental consciousness.”
The awards panel also includes Tony Chapman, former head of Awards at RIBA and freelance architecture critic (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Brian McGinlay, founding director and architect at McGinlay Bell and Ann Allen, chair of Architecture & Design Scotland.
Shortlisted work is presented below:
Aberdeen Art Gallery by Hoskins Architects for Aberdeen City Council
Altarf, Isle of Skye by Ann Nisbet Studio for a private client
An Cala, Sutherland by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects for a private client
Bayes Centre, Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates for University of Edinburgh
Bertha Park High School, Perth (£29m) by NORR Consultants Limited for Perth & Kinross Council
Dunira Street Housing, Glasgow (£8.38m) by Elder & Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association
Edinburgh Printmakers by Page\Park Architects for Edinburgh Printmakers
Faithlie Centre, Aberdeenshire (£2.5m) Moxon Architects Ltd with by Alan S Marshall Conservation Architect for Aberdeenshire Council
Global Research Innovation and Discovery (GRID) (£12m) by Sheppard Robson Architects for Heriot-Watt University
King’s Stables Road, Mixed-Use Development (c.£40m) by Fletcher Joseph Associates for Peveril Securities and Campus DM
Kyle House, Sutherland by Groves-Raines Architects Studios Ltd for a private client
Maidenhill Primary School & Nursery, East Renfrewshire by BDP for East Renfrewshire Council
Maryhill Locks, Glasgow (£4.76m) by jmarchitects for Bigg Regeneration Limited
sportscotland National Sports Training Centre, Inverclyde (£11m) by Reiach and Hall Architects for sportscotland
The Egg Shed, Argyll and Bute by Oliver Chapman Architects for Scottish Canals
The Hill House Box, Helensburgh (£3.2m) by Carmody Groarke for National Trust for Scotland
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow (£21m) by Ryder Architecture for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
Watt Institution, Greenock (£1.8m) by Collective Architecture for Inverclyde Council