Initial shortlist announced for Scotland’s building of the year

THE contenders for the title, ‘Best Scottish Building, 2022’, have been announced by the body representing Scots architects.

Says the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (here), the eight finalists for the title also rank as its ‘buildings of the year’.

The ‘Best Scottish Building’ winner will be announced in November.

The finalists include an education campus in Falkirk and the restoration of a modernist home, in the Scottish Borders, design by renowned architect, the late Peter Womersley.

An initial shortlist (a shorter version is expected in July) reads:

Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus, Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects

Havenfield Mews, Portobello, Edinburgh by Sonia Browse Architects – a development of three family townhouses in a new mews stree, on the site of a former church hall

High Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith – the future of High Sunderland, designed by Peter Womersley, was in jeopardy following a fire in 2017, until new owners, Juliet Kinchin and Paul Stirton – both Scottish historians of architecture and design – oversaw its restoration

Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Jedburgh by Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design

Lockerbie Sawmill, Lockerbie by Konishi Gaffney – the sawmill is considered to be the largest of its type in the UK

Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen by Paper Igloo

Quarry Studios, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects – Moxon Architects’ own office

The Den, Tighnabruaich by Technique Architecture and Design in collaboration with Stallan-Brand – two dilapidated flats were combined to create this holiday home and studio space.

Pictured: High Sunderland, Picture credit: Loader Monteith and Dapple Photography