RIAS Awards 2022 Winners News, Scotland Buildings Photos, Architects Shortlist, Jury, Prize
RIAS Awards 2022 Winners
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Scotland’s national architecture awards – RIAS announces its buildings of the year
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has today announced eight exceptional buildings as winners of Scotland’s national architecture awards.
Drawn from all across Scotland, the winners of the RIAS Awards 2022 include a new secondary school that places students’ mental health and well-being at the heart of its design, the rescue and restoration of an iconic Modernist house, and an exquisite rural office building on the edge of the Balmoral Estate.
RIAS Awards 2022 Winners News
The 2022 RIAS Awards winners are:
Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus, Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects
The new Falkirk Campus for Forth Valley marks the culmination of a decade-long estates programme, and an exceptional period of collaboration between the college and Reiach and Hall Architects. With a focus on science and technology, engineering, sport and healthcare, the project embodies a progressive approach to education where inclusion and respect are key, and which is enhanced by cutting edge classrooms, flexible spaces and advanced technology.
Havenfield Mews, Edinburgh by Sonia Browse Architects
Havenfield Mews is a development of three family townhouses in a new mews street in Portobello, on the site of a former church hall. The small-scale project is sympathetic to the existing style and character of the neighbourhood, and has been carefully designed as a place for people rather than for vehicles.
The project prioritises a fabric first approach with careful consideration given to maximising passive heat gains. Despite the relatively constrained site, the houses are generously sized, characterful and filled with light.
High Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith
High Sunderland is a 1957 Category A-listed modernist icon designed by Peter Womersley. Its future was in jeopardy following a fire in 2017 until new owners Juliet Kinchin and Paul Stirton – both Scottish historians of architecture and design – appointed Loader Monteith to undertake an extraordinarily careful and skilful restoration.
The result combines a forensic approach to building conservation and reuse, while improving High Sunderland’s energy performance.
Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Jedburgh by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design
The concept of ‘nurture’ is generally confined to early years education – but not at Jedburgh Grammar. Here, the empathetic cut-off when students move into secondary education is swerved, thanks to a design that prioritises their mental health and well-being.
Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design’s approach has created flexible spaces that allow students to take ownership of their space, and instead of generic classrooms offers a variety of places for students to learn, present, socialise, make and retreat.
Lockerbie Sawmill, Lockerbie by Konishi Gaffney
Konishi Gaffney did not have to look far for materials for the new offices and visitor centre at the UK’s largest sawmill: the building acts as a demonstration project, almost entirely erected from James Jones and Sons’ own products with an approach to minimising the use of steel and maximising timber.
This ode to sustainable timber construction showcases the company’s ambition as well as its operations; presenting a flagship for Scotland’s timber industry.
Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen by Paper Igloo
Ostro is a contemporary and exemplary low-energy dwelling, and dispels the myth that exquisite contemporary architecture cannot be truly low energy or environmentally beneficial.
This was a labour of love: Paper Igloo’s Mhairi Grant and Martin McCrae built the house by hand over several years on a modest budget. Nothing is unnecessary or superfluous and all parts meaningfully contribute to the story of the building, and its beauty and durability in the face of the climate crisis.
Quarry Studios, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects
Moxon Architects’ own office is a low-lying building, surrounded by thick forest, tucked into the bowl of a former quarry in the Cairngorm National Park. The building combines a studio and café; a private and a public face, with the latter providing valuable amenity to the small community. It is welcoming and accessible, with a layout that is conceptually tied to the landscape. The lightweight building nestles into its site, in harmony, and was designed to support local labour through the promotion of traditional trades and contemporary construction techniques.
The Den, Tighnabruaich by Technique Architecture and Design in collaboration with Stallan-Brand
Two dilapidated flats were combined to create this holiday home and studio space – conceived as a playful den and lookout post with spectacular views across the Kyles of Bute. Stone walls and battered floorboards were retained within the split-level living space, encased within a new plywood volume containing the kitchen, bedrooms and storage, and clad with an insulated metal ‘exoskeleton’. The result is an unashamedly contemporary addition to the town with equally unique interiors.
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 2022 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 now become the ‘longlist’ for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award – one of the most significant architecture prizes in the world – which will be announced in November. Recipients of the 2022 RIAS Awards are also eligible for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards.
RIAS President Christina Gaiger PRIAS said:
“Once more I have been impressed and inspired by the breadth of exceptional projects to be recognised by the RIAS Awards. This year’s awards demonstrate that you can find outstanding Scottish architecture pretty much anywhere – from city centres to some of the most remote spots in the country. The awards also demonstrate the resilience of our profession – whether that is a house built by hand over many years or projects delivered during the tough times of the pandemic. This year’s awards show how Scottish architects are rising up to today’s challenges – from the climate emergency to the nation’s mental health – and prove the fundamental role that architecture plays in society.”
The jury for the 2022 RIAS Awards were Murray Kerr (founder, Denizen Works), Christina Gaiger PRIAS (President, RIAS), Audrey Carlin (CEO, Wasps Studios) and Tony Chapman (former head of awards, RIBA).
Previously on e-architect:
9 March 2022
RIAS Awards Winners in 2022
RIAS announces the 14 projects shortlisted for Scotland’s national architecture awards
The hunt for Scotland’s best new buildings of 2022 has begun. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is revealing the 14 buildings in the running for the 2022 RIAS Awards.
The shortlisted buildings for the 2022 RIAS Awards are spread widely across the country and include new school and college buildings in Cumnock, Falkirk and Jedburgh, the restoration of an iconic Modernist house in Galashields, a community centre in Fife and pioneering low energy homes.
The shortlisted buildings for the 2022 RIAS Awards are:
RIAS Awards 2022 Shortlisted Buildings
• Barony Campus, Cumnock by Sheppard Robson
• Forth Valley College, Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects
• Fungarth House, Dunkeld by Mary Arnold-Forster Architects
• Glenkinchie Distillery, Tranent by Michael Laird Architects
• Havenfield Mews, Edinburgh by Sonia Browse Architects
• Hebridean House, Isle of South Uist by Greig Penny Architecture
• High Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith
• Inverness Justice Centre, Inverness by Reiach and Hall Architects
• Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Jedburgh by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design
• Lockerbie Sawmill, Dumfries by Konishi Gaffney
• Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen by Paper Igloo
• Quarry Studios, Ballater by Moxon Architects
• The Den, Glasgow by Technique Architecture and Design
• The Larick Centre, Tayport by Collective Architecture
The RIAS Awards demonstrate the quality and breadth of architectural endeavour in Scotland. All types and size of architectural project can win a RIAS Award, and all shortlisted buildings will be assessed by an expert jury who look at each project’s architectural integrity, sustainability criteria, usability, context, delivery and execution.
The winners of the 2022 RIAS Awards will be announced in June and go on to form the ‘longlist’ for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, with Scotland’s ultimate architectural accolade being announced later in the year.
RIAS President Christina Gaiger PRAIS said:
“There’s a real breath to the 2022 RIAS Awards shortlist, demonstrating that architectural excellence in Scotland comes in all shapes and sizes. Most of this year’s shortlisted buildings were delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic and are a testament to the resilience of their architects, clients and construction teams in the face of extraordinary social and economic uncertainty. Delivering outstanding architecture which pushes briefs, boundaries and the systems we work within is not easy – and I am full of admiration for the teams who delivered this fantastic shortlist in the face of such extraordinary challenges.”
Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
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 RIAS Awards demonstrate the quality and breadth of architectural endeavour in Scotland. All types and sizes of architectural projects can win a RIAS Award. The buildings will next be assessed by an expert jury who look at each project’s architectural integrity, usability and context, delivery and execution, and sustainability.
The Jury for the 2022 RIAS awards is comprised of Murry Kerr (founder of Denizen Works and Jury chair), Christina Gaiger (current RIAS President), Audrey Carlin (CEO of WASP Studios), and Tony Chapman (writer, filmmaker and former RIBA Head of Awards).
RIAS Awards 2022 Winners information from RIAS 090322
RIAS Awards Winners in 2021
RIAS Awards Winners in 2017
• City of Glasgow College by Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects – Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Scotland – Further education college
City of Glasgow College Building + City of Glasgow College – City Campus
• Newhouse of Auchengee by Ann Nisbet Studio – Meikle Auchengree, North Ayrshire, Scotland – Individual house
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Newhouse of Auchengee
• Rockvilla by Hoskins Architects – Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, Scotland – Workspace/office
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Rockvilla in Glasgow
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The Pyramid Viewpoint, Dunbartonshire
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The Pyramid Viewpoint on Loch Lomond
The British Golf Museum and Café, St Andrews
Richard Murphy Architects
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British Golf Museum and Café
City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, Glasgow
Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects
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New Glasgow City College
Helensburgh Town Centre Public Realm, Helensburgh
Helensburgh Town Centre Public Realm
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RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award Winner
West Burn Lane, St Andrews
Design: Sutherland Hussey Harris
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West Burn Lane
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