Finalists announced in Scottish Design Awards

THE revamping of an art gallery in the centre of Edinburgh has been named a finalist in awards celebrating the best of Scottish design.

The Fruitmarket Gallery (pictured), on the city’s Market Street, has been nominated in the Regeneration category at the Scottish Design Awards.

There are several architecture-related categories to the awards.

Say the organisers of the revamp, overseen by architecture practice, Reiach and Hall Architects: “The brief was stimulating yet challenging – to refurbish and recalibrate the original gallery while extending into the very different territory of the adjacent warehouse. Both buildings had already been heavily altered, bearing the visible evidence of their earlier uses.”

The architecture judging panel considered the following categories: Regeneration, Residential, Affordable housing, Health building or project, Education building or project, Commercial/office/hotel building or project, Public building, Future building or project, Retrofit, Low-cost project schemes under £200,000, Public realm/landscaping, Master planning, and Young architect.

The awards ceremony is on June 29.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland