Garden pavilion named winner of Dundee-based architecture awards

A GARDEN pavilion has been named the Supreme winner at awards organised by the Dundee chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Said judges of the winner, here: “It may be small, but Rescobie Pavillion packs a big architectural punch. This exceptional reflective space takes full advantage of its elevated site. Rescobie Pavillion is an exquisite celebration in detailing, executed to perfection.”

The pavilion is described as a “steel-framed garden pavilion perched above a stone plinth, gazing out over an easterly loch and the westerly garden of a 19th century school house in rural Angus”.

The pavilion – designed by architect, Kris Grant – also took the title, Best Small Project under £250k, at the awards, which were held last night and are a celebration of architecture in Dundee and its environs, or practices based there.

The full winners’ list (here) reads, as follows:

Best on the Drawing Board – Atelier-M, for Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow;

Best Use of Timber – Nicoll Russell Studios, for Balgove Golf Course Starter Box, St Andrews;

Best Interior Design – Aim Design, for Discovery Point, Dundee, central core refurbishment and dome gallery;

Best Group Housing – Angus Council Housing Service, for Cliffburn, Arbroath Housing Development;

Best Use of Stone – Lorn Macneal Architects, for St Andrews garden villa;

Best Commercial/Non-Domestic – Nicoll Russell Studios, for New Pilmour House, headquarters for St Andrews Links Trust;

Best Small Project under £250k – Kris Grant Architect, Rescobie Pavilion, Angus;

Best Extension/Alteration – Colin Andrew Smith – CASA, for Chamberbane, Loch Tummel;

Ambassador Award – Nicoll Russell Studios, Ault Wharrie, Dunblane;

Best Rehab/Regeneration – Holmes Miller, for Waterfront Place Dundee; and

Best New House – Garry Adam Chartered Architect, for Tree Nursery House, Carnoustie.

There were also student award prizes handed out to Thao Nguyenova, Mayya Potvar and rooms+cities.

Pictured: Rescobie Pavilion, Picture credit: Kris Grant