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Scotland’s national architecture awards – RIAS announces its buildings of the year

RIAS Awards in 2021 Winning Buildings

2nd of September 2021 – Fourteen outstanding new Scottish buildings have been named today as winners of Scotland’s national architecture awards by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

As well as exemplary new housing, education and healthcare facilities, this year’s RIAS Awards winners include a new training centre for Scotland’s sporting champions, a temporary museum housing a Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece, and a moveable microhome on the Isle of Skye.

The 2021 RIAS Awards winners are:

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen by Hoskins Architects

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland, design by Hoskins Architects
photo © Dapple Photography

Aberdeen Art Gallery

A decade-long redevelopment project, delivering major new exhibition and education spaces, a complete renewal of servicing and environmental control systems, as well as improved art handling, storage, back of house and study facilities. The special character of the original spaces is preserved, while a dramatic new rooftop extension signals the gallery’s renewal to the city.

Altarf, Isle of Skye by Ann Nisbet Studio

RIAS Awards 2021 Winners Altarf Isle of Skye
photo : David Barber

This moveable one-bedroom home emulates the form and proportions of traditional highland rural houses, and was developed as a prototype lightweight and thermally efficient house for a rural landscape. Its three open light-filled rooms flow into each other, and feature deep storage to make clever use of the limited space. Designed to be beautiful while also being practical and sustainable, the re-use and maintenance of this project were paramount to its creation.

An Cala, Sutherland by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

An Cala Sutherland home by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects
photo : David Barber

This two-bedroom micro-home was designed to fit on a fixed grid that related to the size of a lorry, with its 13 modules constructed offsite, transported up a single track lane and erected in four days on a site facing Loch Nedd. The robust house can face all weathers and requires no heating apart from a small wood burner.

Bayes Centre, Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates

The Bayes Centre at Edinburgh University
photo : Keith Hunter

Bayes Centre

Edinburgh University’s new building the final phase of a redevelopment programme commenced in 2003. This is a building for research, business and learning, designed to enable collaboration between different users in the data industry, and a place to linger and exchange ideas.

Dunira Street Housing, Glasgow by Elder & Cannon Architects

Dunira Street Housing Glasgow by Elder & Cannon Architects
photo : Andrew Lee

This development of 71 homes is part of a larger regeneration programme in Glasgow, and provides a wide variety of homes, including accessible flats and houses. Elder & Cannon Architects have reinstated a perimeter ‘tenement’ block, carefully balancing private amenity space and an improved public realm.

Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh by Page\Park Architects

Edinburgh Printmakers building design by Page\Park Architects
photo : Jim Stephenson

Edinburgh Printmakers

The only surviving structure from the Castle Mills industrial complex – where almost 2 million pairs of rubber boots were made for the British Army in World War One- is now a new creative hub, thanks the redevelopment of a derelict listed derelict building into a welcoming multi-use arts complex.

The Egg Shed, Ardrishaig by Oliver Chapman Architects

The Egg Shed in Ardrishaig Argyll Scotland
photo © Angus Bremner

The aim of this modest building was to improve the built environment of Ardrishaig’s waterfront and increase the tourist offer within the village. The Egg Shed provides a new destination for learning about the rich heritage of the area alongside facilities for both visitors and local residents. Using flood resistant materials this easily visible project builds upon Scottish Canals’ existing facilities to allow story-telling and tourism to flourish.

The Hill House Box, Helensburgh by Carmody Groarke

Hill House Box in Helensburgh Building
photo © Johan Dehlin

Hill House Box in Helensburgh Building

A radical approach to conservation sees the creation of a demountable structure and walkway encasing Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Grade A listed masterpiece, in a hybridisation of tradition and intervention. The Hill House Box provides an environment for the building to dry out from prolonged water damage, alongside visitor facilities allowing people to see its conservation at close quarters.

King’s Stables Road, Edinburgh by Fletcher Joseph Associates

King’s Stables Road Edinburgh property development
photo : Paul Zanre

King’s Stables Road Development in Edinburgh

This mix of private and rented accommodation (including student flats and a hotel) transforms a former council depot into a lively, attractive environment. Its muted palette of traditional materials blends into the existing fabric of the Old Town, and the improved public realm is now linked to historic closes with views to and from Edinburgh Castle.

Kyle House, Sutherland by Groves-Raines Architects Studios Ltd.

Kyle House, Tongue, Sutherland
photo : Alexander Baxter

Believed to have been built using stones from the nearby Dun Mhaigh Iron Age broch, this nineteenth century unlisted building has been brought back to life as a place for guests to spend time in a beautiful Sutherland landscape. Groves-Raines Architects’ restoration and refurbishment has introduced subtle yet significant contemporary interventions to the exterior, and a series of highly refined, almost monastic interiors within.

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery, Newton Mearns by BDP

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery Newton Mearns by BDP
photo : David Barber

Sitting in the heart of a brand new 800 house development, this school provides a variety of flexible spaces for learning arranged around a central atrium ‘heart’. A restrained palette of colours creates a comforting background to learning, and a thoughtful relationship with the surrounding landscape gives pupils space to explore.

Maryhill Locks, Maryhill by jmarchitects

Maryhill Locks homes Glasgow by jmarchitects
photo : Keith Hunter

Maryhill Locks reinterprets the traditional terrace to create 33 flexible and sustainable homes for young professionals and families, close to Glasgow city centre. Brick enclosures at the front cleverly conceal bins and cars, a linking footpath behind the rear gardens is a safe shared space for young children to play, and a hidden allotment sits at the heart of the scheme.

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow by Ryder Architecture

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Building Glasgow
photo : Keith Hunter

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Building

This innovative and welcoming building and landscape puts patients first, and is the first hospice in the UK to follow the Scandinavian-inspired ‘Sengetun’ model of care which puts placemaking at its heart. The hospice creates light-filled and familiar places that look and feel like home, with medical assistance sitting firmly in the background.

sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde by Reiach and Hall Architects

sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde
photo : Ioana Marinescu

Designed as the UK’s first fully inclusive residential sports facility, this project boasts impressive sports training facilities alongside flexible and adaptable space for accommodation, learning, meeting and offices, with a ribbon-like design that weaves across the landscape. Athletes who have trained here include several Scottish Paralympians – currently seeking glory in Tokyo.

The RIAS Awards demonstrate the quality and breadth of architectural endeavour in Scotland. All types and sizes of architectural projects can win a RIAS Award, as the list of 2021 awards winners demonstrates. Buildings are assessed by an expert jury who look at each project’s architectural integrity, usability and context, delivery and execution, and sustainability.

The winners of the RIAS Awards will become the ‘longlist’ for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. The shortlist for the 2021 Andrew Doolan Award will be announced on 30 September, with the winner announced on 30 November.

RIAS President Christina Gaiger PRAIS said:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of our built environment to individuals and communities, and the RIAS Awards are a moment to pause and celebrate the incredible difference that architects are making across the country. This year’s RIAS Awards demonstrate the critical role architecture can play – whether that is delivering better homes and public services, addressing climate change, celebrating our shared culture and heritage, or simply giving moments of real delight. There is a real breadth in this year’s clutch of RIAS Awards, and each of them is a very worthy winner.”

For more information about the winners of the 2021 RIAS Awards visit www.rias.org.uk.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment. A champion of architecture and the built environment in Scotland, the RIAS supports the interests of its growing membership, united through its six regional Chapters, to promote the importance of well-designed buildings and places.

The jury for the 2021 RIAS Awards comprised Professor Robin Webster OBE (past president of the RIAS and jury chair), Brian McGinlay (McGinlay Bell Architects), Ann Allen (chair, Architecture and Design Scotland and CEO, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. The jury were assisted by former RIAS trustees Catriona Hill (Oberlanders/CH Architecture) and Neil Ferguson (Neil Ferguson Chartered Architect) with visits to the more rural projects.

More ohtos of the RIAS Awards 2021 winners below:

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen by Hoskins Architects

Aberdeen Art Gallery building design by Hoskins Architects

Aberdeen Art Gallery building design by Hoskins Architects

Aberdeen Art Gallery building interior
photo © Dapple Photography

Altarf, Isle of Skye by Ann Nisbet Studio

Altarf Skye Ann Nisbet Studio Scotland

Altarf Ann Nisbet Studio Isle of Skye Scotland

Altarf Skye Ann Nisbet Studio interior
photos : David Barber

An Cala, Sutherland by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

An Cala Sutherland home by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

An Cala Sutherland home by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

An Cala Sutherland home by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

An Cala Sutherland home by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects
photos : David Barber

Bayes Centre, Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates

Bayes Centre Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates

Bayes Centre Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates

Bayes Centre Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates Bayes Centre Edinburgh by Bennetts Associates
photo : Keith Hunter

Dunira Street Housing, Glasgow by Elder & Cannon Architects

Dunira Street Housing Glasgow by Elder & Cannon Architects
photo : Keith Hunter

Dunira Street Housing Glasgow by Elder & Cannon Architects
photo : Elder & Cannon Architects

Dunira Street Housing Glasgow by Elder & Cannon Architects
photo : Elder & Cannon Architects

Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh by Page\Park Architects

Edinburgh Printmakers by Page\Park Architects
photo : Jim Stephenson

The Egg Shed, Ardrishaig by Oliver Chapman Architects

The Egg Shed in Ardrishaig Argyll Scotland

The Egg Shed in Ardrishaig Argyll Scotland

The Egg Shed in Ardrishaig Argyll Scotland

The Egg Shed in Ardrishaig Argyll Scotland
photo © Angus Bremner

The Hill House Box, Helensburgh by Carmody Groarke

Hill House Box in Helensburgh Building

Hill House Box in Helensburgh Building

Hill House Box in Helensburgh Building
photos © Johan Dehlin

King’s Stables Road, Edinburgh by Fletcher Joseph Associates

King’s Stables Road Edinburgh buildings by Fletcher Joseph Associates

King’s Stables Road Edinburgh building design by Fletcher Joseph Associates

King’s Stables Road Edinburgh student flats
photos : Paul Zanre

Kyle House, Sutherland by Groves-Raines Architects Studios Ltd.

Kyle House Sutherland kitchen by Groves-Raines Architects Studios

Kyle House Sutherland living room

Kyle House Sutherland contemplation space Scotland
photos : Alexander Baxter

Tongue property Sutherland landscape aerial photo
photo © Gunnar Groves-Raines

Kyle House, Tongue, Sutherland interior
photo : Martin Kaufman

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery, Newton Mearns by BDP

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery Newton Mearns by BDP

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery Newton Mearns by BDP

Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery Newton Mearns by BDP
photos : David Barber

Maryhill Locks, Maryhill by jmarchitects

Maryhill Locks homes Glasgow by jmarchitects

Maryhill Locks homes Glasgow by jmarchitects

Maryhill Locks homes Glasgow by jmarchitects
photos : Keith Hunter

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow by Ryder Architecture

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Building Glasgow

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Building Glasgow

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Building Glasgow
photos © Keith Hunter

sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde by Reiach and Hall Architects

sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde

sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde

sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde
photos : Ioana Marinescu

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