2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards
Shortlist unveiled

The shortlists for all five award categories in this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards have been announced ahead of the annual awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 30 June at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

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Multiple Housing Development Shortlist

Ronald McDonald House Sighthill Regeneration
Glasgow Glasgow
Architect: Keppie Architect: Collective Architecture

 

 Alterations, Renovation and Extensions Shortlist

Blakeburn

Saltcoats Steading

Melrose

Gullane, East Lothian

Architect: A449 LTD

Architect: Aitken Turnbull Architects

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Sunken Extension Solen Vinklar 
 Edinburgh Edinburgh 
 Architect:
Konishi Gaffney Architects
 Architect:
David Blaikie Architects

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East Claremont Street
Edinburgh
Architect:
David Blaikie Architects

Muckle Roe Chapel
Shetland
Architect:
Richard Gibson Architects

 

Single Dwelling New Build Shortlist

Tigh Na Croit
Gorstan, Ross-shire
Architect: HLM Architects

 

Landscape in Housing Shortlist

 

Tudsbury Court Commonwealth Games Athletes Village
Craigmillar Glasgow
Architect:
Smith Scott Mullan Associates

Brindley Associates Ltd. 

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Blakeburn Stoneywood Part One
Roxburghshire Aberdeen
Architect:
A449 Ltd
Architect:
OPEN (Optimised Environments Ltd.)

 

Innovation in Housing Shortlist

Panmure Hab Lab
Glasgow  John Gilbert Architects
Architect: MAST  
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Aboyne Grange Anderston Regeneration Phases 4&5
Aboyne Glasgow
 Architect:  Architect:
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 The Rings  
 Cupar  
 Architect:  
 Chambers Mcmillan Architects  

 

Now in their 79th year, the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in Scottish house building and place-making and are part of a busy programme of special events and awards planned to celebrate the Saltire Society’s 80th anniversary year.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 30 June at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. The event will feature a special ‘Test of Time’ discussion as part of the Saltire Society’s 80th anniversary celebrations as well as marking 2016 as Scotland’s official Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Chaired by Jude Barber, Kirsty Wark will join former chairs, Malcolm Fraser and Toby Paterson, to review the history of the awards, discuss which winners have indeed stood the ‘Test of Time’, and explore themes that will inform the future of house building in Scotland.

The winners in each of the five categories will be announced at the special ceremony as well as the recipient of the coveted Saltire Medal and accompanying £1,500 prize fund,

The Innovation in Housing award continues to be benefit from financial support from the Scottish Government, with the winner of this category receiving a separate £1,500 cash prize.

Also to be announced at the event will be the winner of the Saltire Society International Travel Bursary for architecture, created in association with the British Council Scotland as part of a £50,000 ‘Inspiring Scotland’ programme of funding to support emerging new talent across many art and design disciplines in celebration of the Saltire Society’s 80th anniversary.

Commenting on this year’s Saltire Society Housing Design Awards shortlists, judging panel guest chair Kirsty Wark said:

“I am very much looking forward to chairing this year’s Housing Design Awards in such a significant year for the Saltire Society, particularly when 2016 is also the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in Scotland. There’s so much creativity in the housing sector in Scotland, such thoughtful forward thinking architecture and design which enhances our cityscapes and landscapes, so that our houses can be a joy to experience, either dwelling in them…or admiring them!”

Convener of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, Jude Barber from Collective Architecture, said:

“The standard of entries has, as ever, been immeasurably high and we are particularly pleased to welcome Kirsty Wark to the role of Annual Guest Chair. Kirsty is one of Britain’s most experienced television journalists, winning several major awards for her work and we think she will be a terrific addition to this year’s awards ceremony.

“The Housing Design Awards were established to celebrate Scottish architecture and it is great to have this opportunity to recognise all these brilliant achievements in Scottish house building and place-making.”

“On behalf of the Saltire Society and the Housing Award Panel, I would like to wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck.”

 

 

About the Awards

Our Housing Design Awards have been rewarding and advocating innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making for longer than any other design awards in Scotland. They are a highly regarded, long-standing example of the Society’s commitments, aims and objectives.

Intended for Owners, Clients, Architects, House-builders and Housing Developers of all shapes and sizes, the length and breadth of Scotland – the awards have recognised everything from single dwellings in the remotest reaches of the Highlands, to large-scale commercial developments in the country’s major urban centres.

Successful entrants agree that recognition by the Society’s panel of industry leaders is a major enhancement to their image and profile, and a ringing endorsement of their work.

2013 marks the award’s 76th anniversary, having been the very first Awards scheme initiated by the Society. Far from just glancing backwards at this proud history however, the awards have in recent years been re-imagined in a Scotland where the need to promote good design and housing for all is just as immediate as it was in the 1930s. We are once again looking forward, and seeking new entries from across Scotland.