RIAS Buildings of the Year 2021

Written By

Suzy O’Leary

2.9.2021 News

Our project at Edinburgh Printmakers had today been named as one of fourteen outstanding new Scottish buildings, and winners of Scotland’s national architecture awards by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Of the awards, RIAS President Christina Gaiger PRIAS said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of our built environment to individuals and communities, and the RIAS Awards are a moment to pause and celebrate the incredible difference that architects are making across the country. This year’s RIAS Awards demonstrate the critical role architecture can play – whether that is delivering better homes and public services, addressing climate change, celebrating our shared culture and heritage, or simply giving moments of real delight. There is a real breadth in this year’s clutch of RIAS Awards, and each of them is a very worthy winner.”

The Edinburgh Printmakers creative hub is located within the former headquarters of the North British Rubber Company (NBRC). Our project involved the redevelopment of this derelict building into a multi-use arts complex centred around printmaking production. Central to the architectural concept was to make precise interventions to facilitate new use while respecting the character and story of the existing building.

Congratulations to our client and the wider design team, and indeed to all of the contributors recognised for their work on this year’s award winning projects.

The winners of the RIAS Awards will become the ‘longlist’ for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. The shortlist for the 2021 Andrew Doolan Award will be announced on 30 September, with the winner announced on 30 November.

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