ARCHITECTURE: Leisure/Culture Building or Project

V&A Dundee


“My inspiration always starts from the place where the project will be. I have visited Scotland many times. It is a very beautiful country and I’m truly in love with the Scottish landscape and nature. When we started this competition, the first thing I wanted to do was visit the site. I always want to do this. After all, certain things can be felt there and nowhere else.” – Kengo Kuma As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a […]

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Collective on Calton Hill

Highly commended

Collective, a freshly restored and redeveloped part or Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. The project included an extensive refurbishment of the Category A Listed City Observatory, Transit House, Playfair Monument & Boundary Walls. Including a new restaurant, which cantilevers over the north east corner of the boundary wall, a new gallery which is excavated into the basalt mound to the north of the Observatory and a new welcome kiosk at the East Gate. Design Team; Main Contractor: ESH Construction QS / […]

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Clydebank Community Sport Hub


Redevelopment of a near derelict sports centre in Whitecrook, Clydebank for Clydebank Community Sport Hub and West Dunbartonshire Council.  The project involved the partial demolition and extension of an existing gym hall to create a new Community Sport Hub facility. Externally there are redeveloped pitches, allotments, community garden, new landscaping and a new public entrance from the street. The improved public realm along with increased employment is intended to help regenerate the local area.  The building form is simple using […]

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