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Studioshaw's Competition-Winning Interactive Hub for Dundee

London-based firm Studioshaw has won a competition to design a hub facility for children and young people in Dundee, Scotland. The Interactive Hub will be located on the site of a former railway depot at the Seabraes Yards Digital Media Park. The competition, hosted by the Dundee Institute of Architects (DIA) and Scottish Enterprise, was one of 400 events taking place across Scotland as part of the RIAS 2016 Festival of Architecture.

Flexible studios to aid Dundee's thriving digital creative sector. Image Courtesy of StudioshawThe scheme contains sheltered public space for outdoor digital theatre and drone races. Image Courtesy of StudioshawThe proposal forms part of a masterplan to regenerate Seabraes Yards. Image Courtesy of StudioshawThe scheme contains sheltered public space for outdoor digital theatre and drone races. Image Courtesy of Studioshaw+ 6

Hugh Martin & Partners' Princes Square Named Scotland's Building of the Century

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced Hugh Martin & Partners’ Princes Square as Scotland’s Building of the Century at the finale celebration of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016 in Dundee. Open to buildings built in Scotland in the past 100 years, voters selected the winning building from a 10-strong shortlist that included projects by Enric Miralles and Reiach and Hall Architects.

© Jean O'ReillyCourtesy of Princes Square© Jean O'Reilly© Jean O'Reilly+ 7

Sutherland Hussey Architects' Wins Award for Best Building in Scotland

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has deemed Sutherland Hussey Architects' latest housing scheme the "Best Building" in Scotland by awarding it the 2015 Doolan prize. The "West Burn Lane" project was said to be the "clear winner" of the £25,000 award, as AJ reports, selected from a shortlist of 12 Scottish buildings.

The brick courtyard housing project was lauded by the jury for being "expertly woven" into the context of St. Andrews - one of Scotland's most historic areas.  

See All 24 Projects Shortlisted for RIAS' 2015 Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has shortlisted 24 projects for its 2015 awards, the single most important recognition of architectural achievement in Scotland. This year’s judging panel, chaired by Iain Dickson PPRIAS, will now visits all 24 sites to determine which projects are “worthy” of an award, only choosing those in which they feel “best address the key role of architecture: to improve the quality of people’s lives.”

See all 24 shortlisted projects, after the break. 

Theatre Royal, Glasgow / Page Park ArchitectsReid Building, Glasgow School of Art / Steven Holl Architects with jmarchitectsRegency Dormer, Edinburgh / Konishi Gaffney ArchitectsThe Mill, Scottish Borders / WT Architecture © Andrew Lee+ 29

Influential Scottish Architect Andy MacMillan Dies Aged 85

Professor Andy MacMillan, one of Scotland's most important post-war architects, died suddenly this weekend during this year’s Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Andrew Doolan Awards visits. Macmillan was a professor at the Glasgow School of Art from 1973 to 1994, and a partner at Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1966. More on MacMillan's legacy after the break.

RIAS Announces this Year's 13 Best Scottish Buildings

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have announced the winners of the 2014 RIAS Awards. Selected from the 83 entries, these buildings represent the best in Scottish architecture from the past year. This year Glasgow buildings make up significant number of the 13 winners, demonstrating the positive results of the city gearing up to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games later this summer.

The RIAS Awards are held in parallel with the RIBA National Awards, with submitted projects eligible for both. This year, 4 RIAS Award winners were also RIBA National Award winners. See the full list of winners after the break.

Clydebank East Workshops / Elder & Cannon Architects. Image © Cadzow PelosiThe SSE Hydro / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel YoungHouse No. 7 / Denizen Works Ltd. Image © David BarbourScottish Water – The Bridge / Reiach & Hall Architects. Image © Andrew Lee+ 13