“Don’t enter awards competitions. Just don’t. It’s not good for you.” Point number 26 in Bruce Mau’s fairly reliable Manifesto (http://www.manifestoproject.it/bruce-mau/). People do though and let’s hope it’s not too bad an experience. The Saltire Society is quite rigorous in it’s judging process, and we travel round to see everything we shortlist. Here’s what I saw this year (it’s not all of them). The meeting to try to work out what wins is in a couple of weeks so this is just my (edited) view.
Argyle Street & Shaftesbury Avenue: http://www.collectivearchitecture.com/
Moncreiff Avenue: http://cameronwebster.com/ Coffee stop
Charleston Square: http://www.fbnarchitects.co.uk/
Ledcameroch Crescent: http://www.studiokap.com/
North Gardner Street: http://cameronwebster.com/
1196 Tollcross Road: http://www.collectivearchitecture.com/
Commonwealth Games Village: http://www.rmjm.com/
Q10, Quartermile http://www.richardmurphyarchitects.com/viewItem.php
St Martin’s Church: http://www.isarchitects.co.uk/
A panel from diverse backgrounds discussing the qualities of this diverse bunch: The whole shortlist is here: http://www.saltiresociety.org.uk/awards/architecture/housing-design/2014-shortlist/ The winners are announced in July.