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Well done on the Clydebank scheme alan :)



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Scottish Design Awards 2006
Best Publicly Funded Building
Queen Mother Building, Dundee: Page\Park Architects

Best Regeneration Project
JKS Workshops: Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop

Best Commercial Project
Royal Bank of Scotland World Headquarters: Michael Laird Architects

Best Residential Project
Three Seton Mains: Paterson Architects
Dean Bank Lane: Richard Murphy Architects

Best Interior
Royal Bank of Scotland World Headquarters: Michael Laird Architects

Best Building for Public Use
Perth Concert Hall: Building Design Partnership
St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral Community Centre: LDN Architects
Destiny Church: NORD Architects
Galeri Caernarfon: Richard Murphy Architects

Best Affordable Housing Project
Seabank Girvan: Austin Smith: Lord
Wellfield: Oliver Chapman Architects

Architect of the Year
Gordon Murray or Richard Murphy

Northern Exposure
Maggies Inverness: Page\Park Architects

Landscaping
Clydebank Public Realm Phase 1: JM Architects

Place Making Award
St Vincent Place: Reiach and Hall Architects/Oberlanders Architects
Proposed Place Making Award
Vision Akureyri: Graeme Massie Architects
Upper Strand: Reiach and Hall Architects/Elder & Cannon Architects
Whiteness: Terry Farrell & Partners

Young Architect of the Year Award
Gillian Hanley or Catriona McReynolds
Student Place Making Prize
Designs for Dumfries: Graham Ross
 

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SCOTTISH CONSTRUCTION NOW AWARD WINNER: MURRAY AND DUNLOP

Fair winning these wards you two arent ye. :)

Following on from the successful Scottish Construction Now communicator awards, we are now profiling our two winners.

Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects



The practice can trace its origins to 1931 and the work of Thomas Cordiner with a rich and varied portfolio of buildings throughout the West of Scotland. Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop first started working together in '96, when they organised the successful 'Bring the City to the River' conference. They discovered that they shared common design interests and a passion for their City and its River. Such was the success of their collaboration, Gordon invited Alan to join him in partnership.

They are currently involved as architects and designers in a wide variety of building types, including hotels, residential and commercial buildings and arts based projects. However, it is their success as runners up for the design of the nation's parliament that first caught the public imagination.

The practice has completed some of its most interesting work in Glasgow, including the Radisson SAS Hotel that won a number of awards including European Hotel Design Award for Best Hotel in '03. The restoration of Central Station was awarded a joint European Union/Europa Nostra Award for conservation excellence, while a development of workshop units for Clydebank Re-Built and the Sentinel Building won Scottish Design Awards for Best Commercial Building and Best Regeneration Project respectively, the later also winning an RIBA Award.

Hugh Pearman, the Sunday Times Architectural Critic, in his review of the practice's work at Hazelwood School said: "It is a very accomplished piece of work exhibiting subtlety and a good range of thoughtfully rendered facilities".

The philosophy of making the best out of every opportunity has, according to Profession Steven Spier of Strathclyde University, enabled them to "wrestle architecture from an obsolete '60's office block as they did with Spectrum House, a speculative office park as they did with A3 or an international hotel chain as they did with Radisson SAS".

Spier considers that "they have learned well the lessons of the city in which they predominantly practice. For Glasgow is a nineteenth century industrial city and its architecture swaggers. It is bold, confident and the urban fabric doesn't need the coddling often given it. Like those Victorians GM+AD are brash and slightly impatient, comfortable taking chances being Modernists they want to push things forward and believe that the city around us should be better".
www.murraydunloparchitects.com
 

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thank you for that Mo, what a pleasant surprise.

Did'nt know much about it though to tell you the truth, glad Murray turned up for the dinner.

Anyway, more due at the end of the month, look out for them
 

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"Aedas was announced to sit at the number two position, behind the Building Design Partnership, as one of the most prolific modern UK firms.

Aedas additionally secured the coveted accolade of Best Practice in Business Achievement"


Which loosely translated means "nearly the best in the Cookie Cutter world of Architecture"


:eat: :eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat::eat:

Aye there is awards and there is awards
 

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I passed by the Stonywhatsit roundabout at Loch Lomond on Sunday. One of yours was it not?

I was impressed by it. First time i've seen it.

Could you not have made the ducks neon?
 

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Yup. It has to be said it was 'value engineered' post competition win. We originally had the geese starting a mile up the road and appearing at intervals along the central reservation along stainless steel cable. The timber posts were also meant to be curved but the inability of the Scottish construction industry to provide glulam locally meant we had to go solid for sustainability reasons. What it has lost in elegence it has gained in chunkiness. Not entirely sure whether that bothers me or not, its not necissarily worse, just different. We also originally had the geese in more in 3d, kind of like the horse at the side of the M8. That sort of extravagence was never going to happen given that the thing has turned into its minor local Holyrood in terms of the spleen-venting at the cost.
 

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Imust say Outofchaos your companies international portfolio is very impressive, not much from scotland though even on your usual HTML website, should maybe highlight your scottish projects more.

Dubai must be an Architects heaven at the momment with all the going ons over there. :)
 

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Ahhh the website. There lies a veritable can of worms....suffice to say that in a large company such things become political hot tatties.

There is much mentalness in Dubai and surrounds just now. There is one project, which i dont think has made it onto the website yet that is literally incredible. Two towers, in zig zag form dancing around each other. Real virtuoso stuff and it made a real stir at MIPIM. Expect lots of interesting things to start feeding through from our eastern european operations as well. There are few boundaries there and lots of freedom to play.

London and Manchester are both doing excellent city academies. Darwen in particular looks to be very promising.

Up here we have some exciting things about to happen (is this turning into marketing blurb?), The Cuprum building on Argyle Street is getting tweaked for planning and the results are looking excellent so far. We have the Haymarket interchange which is immensely ambitious. Film City obviously. Perth & Kinross and Edinburgh Schools and a few other interesting things floating about of which little can be said for now...
 
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