EAA Awards 2016
EAA Awards 2016
The Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards were announced and presented at a drinks reception in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on Thursday 5th May, attended by around one hundred architects, sponsors and their guests. The EAA Building of the Year Award for 2016 went to Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects.
Murphy House - Richard Murphy Architects
© Keith Hunter
Thirty four entries were submitted this year and thirteen short-listed projects located within the Edinburgh Chapter were visited by the judging panel in April 2016. Awards were made in five categories: Building of the Year; Conservation and Regeneration; Small Project, Wood and Ambassador. The judging panel this year comprised of Ben Rainger RIAS - EAA Junior Vice President, Gloria Lo RIAS - EAA CPD Coordinator, Mark Douglas Lead Officer (Built Heritage & Design) - Scottish Borders Council, Anna Stuart MBE - Chair of Cassiltoun Trust and Neil Kelly Hon FRIAS - Partner at MacRoberts LLP.
In each category there was a clear winner, however with the standard very high a number of commendations were also given. The full Awards results follow.
Building of the Year
A silver medal is given to acknowledge and publicise excellence in architecture for a completed project within the Chapter area. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion, and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect.
Murphy House, Hart Street - Richard Murphy Architects
Solid House - Beecher Architect
Westfield Avenue Phase Two - 7N Architects
WINNER: Murphy House, Hart Street - Richard Murphy Architects
© Keith Hunter
Conservation & Regeneration
Sponsored by Russwood Ltd
This Award complements the Building of the Year by making an annual award for a building within the Chapter area which has been sensitively and effectively restored, converted, regenerated, extended or refurbished by a Chartered Architect, thereby encouraging the successful integration of the old and the new.
Rosyth Parish Church - City Architecture Office
Saltcoats Steading - Aitken Turnbull Architects
Woodhall House - Lorn Macneal Architects
WINNER: Woodhall House - Lorn Macneal Architects
© Mark Douglas, Lorn Macneal Architects
The Small Projects Award is given to acknowledge and publicise excellence in architecture for a completed project within the chapter area with a contract sum of under £250,000. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect.
"It’s Bigger on the Inside" - David Blaikie Architects
Newbattle Gardens - Craig Amy Architect
Sydserf - Sutherland & Co Architects
The Causeway - Konishi Gaffney Architects
WINNER: Newbattle Gardens - Craig Amy Architect
COMMENDATION: Sydserf - Sutherland & Co Architects
© Sutherland & Co
The EAA Ambassador Award is to acknowledge and publicises excellence in architecture for a completed project outside the Chapter area. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect working within the EAA Chapter area.
Forsinard Lookout Tower - Icosis Architects
Riverside Campus, City of Glasgow College - Michael Laird Architects / Reiach and Hall Architects
The Kirroughtree Visitor Centre - J M Architects
York Art Gallery - Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown
WINNER: York Art Gallery - Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown
© Giles Rocholl
COMMENDATION: Forsinard Lookout Tower - Icosis Architects
© Gordon Mackie and Stewart Watt
The Forestry Commission Scotland and Wood for Good have combined to sponsor an award aimed at encouraging innovative and creative use of timber in new buildings in Scotland. The award seeks also to stimulate greater appreciation of home grown timber and its potential for use in construction, with added consideration given to thoughtful and appropriate use of different species. There is no restriction on building type or scale of project it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect working within the EAA Chapter area.
9 Succoth Park - Goodburn Baillie (Architecture) Ltd
Craigdon Mountain Sports Retail Facility - Oberlanders Architects LLP
Edinburgh Academy Hockey Pavilion - Richard Murphy Architects
WINNER: Edinburgh Academy Hockey Pavilion - Richard Murphy Architects
© Matthew Hyndman
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