ARCHITECTURE: Public Building

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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Glasgow Queen Street Station Redevelopment

Nomination

Glasgow Queen Street is Scotland’s third busiest station. Network Rail’s Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) set-out to decrease journey time, increase passenger capacity and decarbonise the route through electrification. Increased capacity demanded longer trains.  The resulting platform extensions, constrained by the tunnel, displaced the buffers southward creating the need for a new concourse. Assessment of the new concourse’s area requirements, using pedestrian flow analysis and technical assessment of safety zones, set the spatial parameters for the project: it was determined […]

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Brent Cross Town Visitor Pavilion

Nomination

As the first building constructed as part of Brent Cross Town (BXT) redevelopment masterplan, the Pavilion is designed to positively activate a largely undeveloped area of Brent Cross. It acts as a welcoming gateway to the upcoming masterplan development by creating spaces for hosting onsite public events, launches and engagement for local residents and the wider public; as well as showcasing Argent-Related’s visions for the new park town. Set in the proposed Claremont park, the scale and materiality of the […]

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The Fruitmarket Gallery

Nomination

This project is located on Market Street in the centre of Edinburgh and comprises two separate, but adjoining properties – extending the existing Fruitmarket Gallery by bringing an original fruit warehouse and former nightclub [Nos36-39] immediately adjacent to the existing gallery venue [No45] into cultural use. The proposals form one single extended venue for the Gallery, renovating and improving existing gallery facilities, adding new gallery space & learning suite and relocating new ancillary accommodation across both buildings accessed via a […]

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Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Nomination

The key objectives of the Symphony Hall project were for the expansion of the foyers to grow and diversify the audience and enhance organisational resilience; to create a permeable space, energised with new artistic adventures; to dissolve the formality of the Symphony Hall; and to turn curious visitors into lifelong supporters. Around Centenary Square, various buildings adopt a circular motif reflecting the geometry of the Hall of Memory. Terminating the square on approach from the city centre, the Symphony Hall […]

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery

Nomination

The Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery is located in Galashiels at the heart of the Scottish Borders. The building was designed to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland; a unique visual history of the nation crafted by the hands of a thousand stitchers. The Tapestry was designed by artist Andrew Crummy to a narration written by historian Alistair Moffat, with the grand vision imagined by world renowned author Alexander McCall Smith. The tapestry, at almost 143 metres (469 ft) in […]

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