ARCHITECTURE: Education Building or Project

Calderwood Primary School

Nomination

The site for the new school is at the heart of the emerging Calderwood masterplan development, located adjacent to the new village square (yet to commence) which will consist of retail / housing and mixed use development.  The school forms one edge to the village square and the design was influenced by a necessity for the school building to fulfil the role of a (central) community orientated public building.  The school will be a significant public face of the newly […]

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Jedburgh Grammar Campus

Nomination

Jedburgh Grammar Campus radically reimagines the spatial form of a Scottish secondary school, incorporating it into a whole new learner journey and experience starting with early years transitioning through to employment. This is to address a mental health crisis that our young people are facing that is compounded by institutional school architecture and a learning straight jacket that suits traditional teaching and not young learners. Currently the idea of nurture in Scottish education is a feature limited to early years. […]

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Laidlaw Music Centre, University of St Andrews

Nomination

The Laidlaw Music Centre for the University of St Andrews is the first building dedicated to music in the University’s 600-year history. It is located close to the medieval heart of the ancient town and has created a new cultural venue for the Community and the University. The Music Centre supports a thriving culture of performing groups and events run in collaboration with the SCO, the University’s Orchestra in Residence. Each ‘musical’ space in the building is acoustically excellent. The […]

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University of Aberdeen – Science Teaching Hub

Nomination

The new Science Teaching Hub through the simplicity and elegance of its plan, form and material strategy is designed negotiate the jump in scale from the historic University core to the emphatic mass of the new central library. The brief emphasised the need for flexible, generic laboratory spaces. Generous, simple spaces that could accommodate the technical requirements of teaching laboratories across a number of disciplines, ranging from the specialist heavily serviced to the lightly serviced general laboratory. The Laboratory Science […]

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Queensferry High School

Nomination

The new Queensferry High School is a 1,200 pupil secondary school which offers a quality education environment for young people, as well as a range of recreational facilities for out of hours use by the growing Queensferry community. Built in the grounds of the existing school, the new building benefits from commanding views of the Forth Bridge UNESCO World Heritage site, Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing. The building plan arrangement is based on a faculty model. This assisted […]

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Campus Central, University of Stirling

Nomination

Campus Central demonstrates the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience, including new study and learning spaces alongside enhanced student support facilities. This landmark re-development project consists of three elements: The refurbishment of the existing atrium, study area and retail concourse. A three-storey extension creating a fully accessible entrance to the Andrew Miller Building complex and Macrobert Arts Centre. The transformation of Queen’s Court from a bus terminus and roundabout into a fully pedestrianised courtyard garden. Referencing the meandering […]

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