Scottish Borders Design Award
We had a fantastic evening last night at the Scottish Borders Design Awards in Hawick, at The Borders Distillery. We are very pleased to announce that the Great Tapestry of Scotland won an award in the New Build – Commercial category. This is a fantastic achievement for all of the design team. We were humbled by the judges comments which are noted below.
Judges citation: This is a flagship building set in a highly sustainable location, which makes a strong contribution to revitalising the Galashiels High Street. The integration of the old post office is a very positive move which has helped save this important listed building and reduced the embodied energy of the project. The radical new addition celebrates the textile industry of the area and adds a new layer of architectural richness to the conservation area. Its playful folded design breaks down the building’s large massing to sit comfortably in its context, whilst the interior of the main gallery is an unexpected and uplifting space.
Thank you to The Borders Distillery for their hospitality.