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Orkney Architecture News

Orkney Architecture News, chronological:

2 May 2013
New School Building in Orkney
Design: Keppie, Architects
Stromness Primary New School Building in Orkney
image from Keppie
Stromness School Building
Leading architectural practice Keppie Design and Morrison Construction have completed and handed over Stromness Primary School in Orkney as part of the Orkney Islands Schools Investment Programme. Designed by Keppie and built by Morrison Construction, Stromness Primary School will provide modern and sustainable learning facilities for 200 pupils and also includes a 30-pupil nursery and community resource.

Virtual tour of Maeshowe goes online
29 Aug 2012 – People across the globe will now be able to enjoy one of Orkney’s most enigmatic Neolithic monuments after Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a new ‘virtual’ tour of Maeshowe chambered tomb at Winter Solstice.

The Deputy First Minister unveiled the animation of the 5,000-year-old tomb at a special reception in Kirkwall on Tuesday evening (August 28), held to celebrate the ‘2012, Year of Creative Scotland’ programme.

The virtual tour of Maeshowe has been created using 3D laser-scanning data collected to aid with the conservation and interpretation of the site through the Scottish Ten project – a unique collaboration between Historic Scotland, Glasgow School of Art and CyArk to document Scotland’s five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and five international sites using cutting-edge digital technologies.

The animation can be viewed from 29 Aug atwww.youtube.com/historicscotlandtv

Orkney Architecture

Stromness Pierhead News

May 2008

RIAS design competition – Stromness Pierhead redevelopment shortlist:
Graeme Massie Architects, Malcolm Fraser Architects, Reiach and Hall
For Orkney Islands Council with Stromness Town Centre Partnership; 21 initial expressions of interest

Stone house with large stone slate roof, Brodgar:
Orkney house
photo © Adrian Welch

Ring of Brogar, Brodgar, Mainland
Ring of Brogar
photo © Adrian Welch

Skara Brae, Mainland
Skara Brae
photo © Adrian Welch
Skara Brae buildings

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Mainland:
Pier Arts Centre Stromness
photo © AW

Orkney arts centre building

Orkney Building Photos by Adrian Welch 3 Feb 2007

Stromness – view across harbour:
Stromness Orkney
photo © AJW

Stromness town centre context – large stone slabs unusually line the street:
Stromness architecture
photo © AW

St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney
Design: ARP Lorimer and Associates

St Peter’s Church by Pentarq
Orkney Church
Orkney Church, image from Pentarq

Location: Orkney, Scotland, UK

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Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Speyside, Highlands, Northern Scotland
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)
Macallan Distillery in Speyside Scotland
photo © Simon PricePA Wire
New Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland

Quarry Studios, Scottish Highlands
Design: Moxon Architects
Scottish Highlands Studios
image courtesy of architects
Scottish Highlands Studios

Maggies Inverness
Maggies Inverness

Scottish Architect

Culloden Battlefield Visitors Centre
Design: Gareth Hoskins Architects
Culloden Battlefield Building

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