Restaurant/cafe design takes north-east architecture prize

A RESTAURANT / cafe development within Aberdeen’s recently-refurbished main public park has taken the top prize at an awards ceremony held last night celebrating the best of the north-east of Scotland’s architecture and architects.

The annual awards of the Aberdeen chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland chose a new bar and restaurant space, The Terrace, as its Project of the year.

The space is operated by the city’s His Majesty’s Theatre and overlooks the new-look Union Gardens.

The design – by sole operator: architect, David Showman – also took the Interior and Commercial / Public prizes at the awards.

The full list of winners reads:


Winner: HMT Terrace, David Chouman Architect

Small project

Winner: Crown Cottage, Tinto Architecture

Commended: Broomhill Road, BW Macintyre Architects

Commercial / Public

Winner: HMT Terrace, David Chouman Architect

Commended: Greyhope Bay, Gokay Deveci


Winner: Milltimber School, Scott Brownrigg

Conservation / Regeneration

Winner: Greenmyres, Jill Andrews Architect

Commended: Duthie Park ELC, Halliday Fraser Munro

Timber ‘Wood for Good’

Winner: Truss House, Gokay Deveci

Commended: Arbor House, Brown & Brown Architects


Winner: Aspen House, Camphill Architecture & Development

Commended (jointly): Tummel, Fiddes Architects and The Three Sheds, Annie Kenyon Architects

Residential extension

Winner: Wellbrae, 57 North Architecture and Deeside Architect Studio

Commended: Burnside, Hyve Architects

Ambassador award

Winner: Rusacks Hotel Extension, WCP Architects

Commended: Brent Cross, Moxon Architects

Project of the year

Winner: HMT Terrace, David Chouman Architect

Picture credit: 3 Design Scotland

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