EAA Awards 2018 Winners Announced


EAA Awards 2018 Winners Announcement

The Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards were announced and presented at a drinks reception in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on Thursday 24th May, attended by around one hundred architects, sponsors and their guests.

In 2017 the format of the awards was changed to enable all entries built within the chapter area, Large, Small, Regeneration & Conservation and Wood to become eligible for the highest accolade of Building Of The Year. They have also been opened up to chartered architects working in other areas of the UK, who have completed projects within the chapter area.

This year the annual EAA Student Award also was also, for the first time, presented at the ceremony. The J R Mckay Silver Medal is presented to the best 4th year student, completing their MA(Hons) course at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA).


The EAA Building of the Year Award for 2018 Winner
Sponsored by Sika Limited


New Boroughmuir High School by Allan Murray Architects Ltd


© Dimitris Panagiotidis


"The judges felt that the project demonstrated skillful resolution of a complex brief. The arrangement of interlinking atria within a compact and efficient volume. How the atria organised relationship between the main entrance external public space, the assembly hall and the playground."


58 entries were submitted this year and fourteen short-listed projects located within the Edinburgh Chapter were visited by the judging panel in April 2018. Awards were made in five categories: Large Project; Regeneration and Conservation; Small Project, Wood and Ambassador. A final winner was chosen from the chapter area to receive the Building of the Year Award.

The judging panel this year comprised of EAA Council Members, Rob Goodburn RIAS and Tom Rainey RIAS. Joining Rob and Tom are Denise Bennetts FRIAS - Director of Bennetts Associates and Dallas Mechan - Museums, Archives and Galleries Manager at ON with Fife Cultural Trust.

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.


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. The building of the year award winner is chosen from all shortlisted entries built within the chapter area.

WINNER:
New Boroughmuir High School by Allan Murray Architects Ltd

© Keith Hunter



Large Project Award: Sponsored by Fakro

The Large project award is given to acknowledge and publicise excellence in architecture for a completed project within the Chapter area with a contract sum of over £500,000. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion, and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect. All shortlisted projects in the chapter area were eligible.


Short-list

6 St Andrew Square - Hoskins Architects & CDA
Equine Diagnostic, Surgical and Critical Care Unit - Sheppard Robson Architects
Leith Fort - Collective Architecture and Malcolm Fraser Architects
McEwan Hall - LDN Architects
New Boroughmuir High School - Allan Murray Architects Ltd
St Cecilia's Hall, Concert Room and Music Museum - Page Park Architects


WINNER:
New Boroughmuir High School - Allan Murray Architects Ltd

© Dimitris Panagiotidis

COMMENDATION:
Leith Fort - Collective Architecture and Malcolm Fraser Architects

© Gillian Hayes from Dapple Photography

CLIENT COMMENDATION:
Leith Fort - Collective Architecture and Malcolm Fraser Architects
(The City of Edinburgh Council & Port of Leith Housing Association)

© Gillian Hayes from Dapple Photography


Regeneration and Conservation Award: Sponsored by Cupa Pizarras

This Award makes 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.

Short-list

Greenside - ISA
McEwan Hall - LDN Architects
St Cecilia's Hall, Concert Room and Music Museum - Page Park Architects
The Patrick Geddes Centre - LDN Architects


WINNER:
St Cecilia's Hall, Concert Room and Music Museum - Page Park Architects

© Jim Stephenson

COMMENDATION:
Greenside - ISA

© David Cadzow


Small Projects: Sponsored by Russwood Ltd

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 £500,000. It may be a new building, an extension, an alteration or a conversion and it must have been designed by a Chartered Architect.

Short-list

Contemporary Extension and Interior, Edinburgh New Town -
Capital A Architecture
Live:Eat:Cook - David Blaikie Architects
Porteous' Studio - Izat Arundell
Scone Gardens - Fernandes-Binns Architects


WINNER:
Porteous' Studio - Izat Arundell

© ZAC and ZAC

COMMENDATION:
Scone Gardens - Fernandes-Binns Architects

© Chris Humphreys Photography


Ambassador Award: Sponsored by TJ Ross

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.

Short-list

An Crùbh - WT Architecture
Orchard Brae Complex Needs School - JM Architects
Perth Theatre - Richard Murphy Architects Ltd
The Coach House - :That Studio Chartered Architects Ltd
The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library & Archives - LDN Architects


WINNER:
Perth Theatre - Richard Murphy Architects Ltd

© Keith Hunter


COMMENDATION:
An Crùbh - WT Architecture

© Andrew Lee



Wood Award: Sponsored by Forestry Commission Scotland and Wood for Good

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.


Short-list

Bath Street Collective Custom Build - John Kinsley Architects
Mole End Cottage - Somner Macdonald Architects
Scone Gardens - Fernandes-Binns Architects


WINNER:
Bath Street Collective Custom Build - John Kinsley Architects

© John Reiach



EAA 2018 Student Award

The J R Mckay Silver Medal is presented to the best 4th year student, completing their MA(Hons) course at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA). The award was presented by EAA President Julie Wilson.

Short-list

Eucalyptus Globulus - Adam Legge
Lyness De-comissioning Base - Anton Andreev
Returning the Warp at Prestongrange - Ila Colley
Contemporary Minka, Tokyo- Cecile Perdu
Civic Craft, Portobello - Kirstin Forsyth

WINNER:
Returning the Warp at Prestongrange - Ila Colley


COMMENDATION:
Civic Craft, Portobello - Kirstin Forsyth



Photographs from the 2018 EAA Awards Event can be seen on our Facebook page.


An exhibition showcasing the building award winners and shortlisted entries is on display at the RIAS, Joyce B Deans room at 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh until 5th June 2018. It is open to the public from 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

We are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors Sika Limited, Fakro, Cupa Pizarras, Russwood Ltd, TJ Ross and Forestry Comission Scotland & Wood for Good who kindly supported the 2018 EAA Awards.




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