Scotland

Tinhouse among best buildings shortlist

Tinhouse, Isle of Skye (contract value: £110k) Image copyright Nigel Rigden
Image caption Judges said the Tinhouse celebrates the corrugated metal sheeting commonly used in agricultural buildings in a contemporary way

A tin house on the Isle of Skye is among 27 contenders for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 2017 awards.

The new base for the National Theatre of Scotland and the headquarters of energy giant Ineos are also on the awards shortlist.

Judges said the quality of Scottish architecture was on the rise.

Entries will be eligible to win awards in a number of categories including the Best Building in Scotland Award.

The winners will be announced on 10 June.

Image copyright David Barbour
Image caption Ineos headquarters at Grangemouth was said to be an "understated, elegant building"
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Image caption Rockvilla - National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow
Image copyright David Barbour
Image caption Aerial Adventures in East Kilbride shopping centre
Image copyright Keith Hunter
Image caption City of Glasgow College – City Campus, Glasgow
Image copyright David Barbour
Image caption Dalkeith Corn Exchange - the formerly abandoned Jacobean-style, market hall has been fully refurbished
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Image caption Due West in Argyll - "maximises stunning views from a spectacular cliff-top location"
Image copyright Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries
Image caption Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries - new features integrated into original library
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Image caption Eastwood Health and Care Centre in East Renfrewshire
Image caption Edinburgh Road, Musselburgh - Built into the sea wall, a new timber-clad extension
Image copyright Andrew Barnett
Image caption Fernaig Cottage in Wester Ross - renovation, adaption and extension of a dilapidated former shepherd’s longhouse
Image copyright Sean Begley Exposure Scotland
Image caption FetLor Youth Club, Edinburgh - a building quick to construct, economical, easily maintained and robust, on a tight budget
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Image caption Glendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail in Glasgow- integrates two school populations while maintaining individual identities
Image caption Holyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre in Edinburgh's Old Town
Image copyright Andrew Lee
Image caption James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh - "Five new buildings vary from single to three storeys to create transformational teaching spaces"
Image copyright Sean Gaule
Image caption Moray Place, Edinburgh - The challenge was to create “one of the best apartments in Edinburgh”, respecting the original building
Image copyright David Barbour
Image caption Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire - "a contemporary farmhouse that reflects the special architectural identity of the area"
Image copyright Ryder Architecture
Image caption Noss Primary School, Wick - "This new primary is composed of a series of extruded linear wings"
Image copyright Reiach and Hall Architects
Image caption Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh - "Designed for high-performance athletes as well as students and the public"
Image copyright Keith Hunter
Image caption Pennywell Residential Regeneration, Edinburgh - "These apartment blocks are designed to be tenure “blind”, with no visual distinction between affordable rented and for sale"
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Image caption Portobello High School - "this is the largest capacity high school in Edinburgh, catering for 1,400 pupils"
Image copyright Keith Hunter
Image caption Powis Place, Aberdeen - "This student accommodation features a sheltered forecourt, a glazed common room and reception areas"
Image copyright David Barbour
Image caption Rosefield Home Studio, Edinburgh - "It was converted from a stone garage at the end of the garden"
Image copyright Sergio Pirrone
Image caption Ruins Studio, Dumfries - "This rural “refuge” rises from the ruins of a 19th century farm"
Image copyright David Barbour
Image caption Scottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline - "This reworking of the original, multi-use, building at the loch-side waterski centre at Townhill Country Park is a bright and expansive space to match skiers"
Image copyright Cadzow Pelosi
Image caption Thistle Foundation Centre of Wellbeing, Edinburgh - "This facility offers a warm and welcoming environment to support those with disabilities, helping them to live independent lives in their own homes"
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Image caption Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy - This community campus in Kirkcaldy integrates Viewforth High School, Rosslyn ASN School, a public library and a council customer service-point around a central internal ‘street.’

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