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Scotland's Top 10 Buildings of the Century Revealed

Scotland's Top 10 Buildings of the Century Revealed
Scotland's Top 10 Buildings of the Century Revealed

The top 10 buildings in Scotland of the past 100 years have been named as part of the traveling Scotstyle exhibition. Voters selected the list from an exhibition of 100 Scottish buildings, currently on display at the Scottish Parliament during the Festival of Politics, and will now vote to determine which building will be bestowed the title of “Building of the Century.”

“This brilliant list testifies to the extraordinary quality of Scotland’s buildings. The fact that so many are relatively recent demonstrates that our national architecture is in very good health. We have much to celebrate,” said Neil Baxter, RIAS Secretary and co-editor of Scotstyle.

Continue reading for the complete list.

1930 - St Conan’s Kirk, Lochawe, Argyll

St Conan’s Kirk, Lochawe, Argyll. Image © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk
St Conan’s Kirk, Lochawe, Argyll. Image © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

1930 - India Tyre and Rubber Factory, Inchinnan

India Tyre and Rubber Factory, Inchinnan. Image © Keith Hunter
India Tyre and Rubber Factory, Inchinnan. Image © Keith Hunter

1938 - Rothesay Pavilion, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Rothesay Pavilion, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Image © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk
Rothesay Pavilion, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Image © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

1950 - Hermit’s Castle, Achmelvich, Loch Inver, Sutherland

Hermit’s Castle, Achmelvich, Loch Inver, Sutherland. Image © Barnabas Calder
Hermit’s Castle, Achmelvich, Loch Inver, Sutherland. Image © Barnabas Calder

1982 - Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee

Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee. Image © Nicoll Russell Studios
Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee. Image © Nicoll Russell Studios

1987 - Princes Square, Glasgow

Princes Square, Glasgow. Image © Jean O’Reilly
Princes Square, Glasgow. Image © Jean O’Reilly

1998 - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Image © Keith Hunter
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Image © Keith Hunter

1999 - Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. Image © Keith Hunter
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. Image © Keith Hunter

2004 - The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh / Enric Miralles

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. Image © Keith Hunter
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. Image © Keith Hunter

2007 - Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney / Reiach and Hall Architects

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney. Image © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney. Image © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

The Scotstyle exhibition tells the story of the 100 semifinalist buildings, and is currently traveling throughout the country. It will serve as a headline event at this year’s Festival of Architecture and a key part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The announcement was made in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament by Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP, with panellists Neil Baxter, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS); Ruaridh C. Moir architect, writer and lecturer; Fiona Sinclair, architect, author, historian; and Andrew Wright, past president of RIAS.

Voting for “Building of the Century” is now open on the Festival of Architecture website here.

News via RIAS.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Scotland's Top 10 Buildings of the Century Revealed" 23 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/793934/scotlands-top-10-buildings-of-the-century-revealed/> ISSN 0719-8884
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