Riverside Museum Wins European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012 / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Attracting more than 1.4 million visitors since opening in June, the Riverside Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, recently won the European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012. Named the most innovative museum in the fields of technology, labor and social history, Riverside competed against museums in 12 other European countries to win the 17th annual award. More information on the award after the break.

The University of the West of Scotland / RMJM

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Architects: RMJM
Location: Ayr,
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Client: University of the West of Scotland
Size: 17,835 sqm GFA
Project Years: 2009 – 2011
Cost: £81 million
Photographer: Keith Hunter

Residents vote in favor of Diller, Scofidio & Renfro’s Aberdeen City Garden Redesign

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The people of Aberdeen, Scotland have voted in favor of the £140m Aberdeen City Garden redevelopment proposal designed by the New York-based practice Diller, Scofidio & Renfro (DS+R), in collaboration with local architects Keppie Design and Philadelphia landscape architects OLIN.

DS+R plans to redevelop the nineteenth-century Union Terrace Gardens with a Granite Web that intends to “fuse nature and culture into a vital social network at the heart of the city” with an “elastic web of three-dimensional interconnections” that spans across the six-hectare site. Continue reading for more information.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro selected to transform the center of Aberdeen

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City Garden Trust has announced Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) as winner of the international design competition that will transform the center of Aberdeen. The New York City based firm will be working with the Scottish practice Keppie Design and Philadelphia landscape architects OLIN. The “rich and varied” shortlist included Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Foster + Partners, Gustafson Porter, Mecanoo, Snøhetta & Hoskins and West 8. After an extended run-off between DS+R and Foster + Partners, the Aberdeen City Garden competition will be DS+R’s first major win in a European design competition.

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Pearce Street, Govan / Austin-Smith:Lord

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Architects: Austin-Smith:Lord
Location: 10 Pearce Street, Govan,
Client: Bield Housing Association
Contractors: CCG
Project Completed: 2010
Project Area: 2,500sqm
Photographs: Keith Hunter

   

Care Housing / Oliver Chapman Architects

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Architect: Oliver Chapman Architects
Location: , Berwickshire,
Date of completion:  2010
Gross internal floor area (sqm): 14 no. units at 70 sqm
Total cost: £1,400,000.00
Structural engineers: David Narro Associates
Photographs: Angus Bremner, Paul Zanre

St. Joseph’s Primary School / Paul Stallan Studio

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Architect: Paul Stallan Studio
Location: Blantyre, South Lanarkshire,
Landscape Architect: Tennant Garmory
Client: South Lanarkshire Council
Completed: 2010
Size: 3100m2
Contract Value: £8m
Photographs:  Keith Hunter,

Anstruther Sea View Extension / Oliver Chapman Architects

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Architects: Oliver Chapman Architects
Location: , Fife, 49 John Street
Start on site date: January 2011
Date of completion: July 2011
Gross internal Floor area: 45 sqm
Total cost: £160,000.00
Structural Engineers: David Narro Associates
Photographs: Michael Collins

   

Stobhill Hospital Ward Extension / Reiach and Hall Architects

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Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
Location: ,
Structural Engineers: SKM
Quantity Surveyor: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd
CDM Co-Ordinator: Capita Symonds
Landscape Architect: Horner + MacLennan
Acoustic Consultant: New Acoustics
M&E Engineer: DSSR
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 6000 sqm
Photographs: Michael Wolchover

Grödians / Richard Gibson Architects

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Grödians, [a Special Mention for the RIAS/Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2011], is a new-build social housing development comprising a mix of 1, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings in flatted, semi detached and detached housing. It is the most recent of a staged housing development in the outskirts of Lerwick.

Architect: Richard Gibson Architects Ltd
Location: Lerwick, , Scotland
Client: Hjaltland Housing Association Ltd
Contractor: E&H Building Contractors Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: John Duguid Partnership
Structural Engineer: Mott Macdonald Ltd
CDM Coordinator: Michael Thomson Surveyor
Photographs: Phatsheep Photography and Richard Gibson Architects

The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects

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The Houl, [a Recipient], is a contemporary single storey ‘long house’ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction and achieves a ‘zero carbon’ rating by using very high levels of insulation, whole house heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump and a wind turbine.

Architect: Simon Winstanley Architects
Location: Dalry, Castle Douglas. DG7 3UB, Scotland
Structural Engineer: Asher Associates
Main Contractor: 3b Construction Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Paterson Landscape
Project Area: 182 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: , Andrew Lee

National Museum of Scotland / Gareth Hoskins Architects

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Architects: Gareth Hoskins Architects
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
Services Engineer: Max Fordham
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Andrew Lee

2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Project / Paul Stallan Studio

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Paul Stallan Studio’s Commonwealth Games project, led by architects Alistair Brand, Ian Harper and Paul Stallan, in collaboration with the City Legacy Development Consortium were approached by Glasgow City Council to create a masterplan providing accommodation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games bid. The site is located in in the East End of the City an area in desperate need of investment and social regeneration. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Maggie Gartnaval by OMA

This exclusive video of OMA’s Maggie’s Centre by BD online features OMA partner discussing the design for the cancer care center. Led by OMA Partners Rem Koolhaas and with Associate-in-charge Richard Hollington the Maggie Gartnaval center located in Glasgow opened today.

Ellen van Loon shared, “I enjoyed designing such an exceptional environment with this very dedicated and inspired team of designers and contractors. The sequence of spaces is an interplay of openness, retreat and support to underpin the Maggie’s programme.”

OMA designed Maggie Gartnaval Opens Today

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Today marks the opening of Maggie’s Gartnaval, a new center for the charity located on the ground of Gartnaval Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, . Designed by OMA, the center aims to provide emotional and psychological support to those affected by cancer in the greater Glasgow area.

commented, “We were touched to be asked to design a Maggie’s Centre, and invigorated by the opportunity to work on a completely different scale, with different ambitions, and in a different environment. Maggie’s is so unique and urgent among the projects we are working on.”

Dundee House / Reiach and Hall Architects

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Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
Location: , Scotland
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Main Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 12,500 sqm (Gross Internal Floor Area)
Photographs: Dave Morris, Paul Zane,

5710 Society Lecture Series

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5710 (Fifty Seven Ten) Society recently announced their lecture series for 2011-2012. The series kicks off with an opening party on September 29th and runs until April 26th.

The lecture series will be held at The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and The Built Environment in , Scotland. It is a non-profit organisation run by students, which invites guest speakers to lecture in the School. Speakers are usually practicing architects of interest to students and to the school, and the society aims to create a link between architectural education and architectural practice. However, lecturers are also invited from related disciplines such as art, architectural photography and interior design. More information on the event after the break.

Konishi Gaffney Architects win Kilcreggan Competition ‘A future for rural communities’

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The Kilcreggan Competition ‘A future for rural communities’ intended to produce ideas which could be replicated in other rural areas to help areas keep families and businesses and attract young people to live and work. The small village competition, Kilcreggan is 40 miles outside of , recieved 56 entries and chose Konishi Gaffney Architects as the winning design. Focusing on designing a blueprint for the survival and growth of rural communities. Konishi Gaffney Architects’ proposals provided “some particularly innovative and well considered events along a new foreshore promenade, which could form a template for other rural communities to reinvigorate their communities by improving the amenity of their settlements and making them attractive as a destination for others”.