The judging panel - Gordon Murray, RIAS President; Professor Andy MacMillan, Emeritus Professor, Mackintosh School of Architecture; Malcolm Fraser of Malcolm Fraser Architects; and Finnish architect Hennu Kjisik of Harris-Ksijik Architects - visited buildings across Scotland over 3 days in September.
The shortlisted buildings are:
Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles
Architect: Richard Murphy Architects
St Aloysius College, Clavius Building, Glasgow
Architect: Elder and Cannon Architects
Maggie's Cancer Caring Respite Centre, Dundee
Design Architect: Gehry Partners LLP
Associate Architect: James F Stephen Architects & Interior Designers
Lotte Glob House, Durness, Sutherland
Architect: GÃ¶kay Deveci
The winning building will be announced at a ceremony at Point Conference Centre, Edinburgh on Thursday 28th October. An edition of the BBC Scotland programme, Artworks, will be broadcast on the evening of the announcement.
The RIAS Award for Architecture, Best Building in Scotland was established in 2002. Its objective is simple: find the best building in Scotland and reward the architects with Â£25,000 - the biggest architecture prize in the UK.
Building projects of all sizes and types - located in Scotland and designed by an architect - are considered for the award. All longlisted buildings are visited by a panel of judges. Buildings needed to be completed by 31 May 2004.
The RIAS Award for Architecture was set up with the support of architect and businessman, Andrew Doolan and the hotel he designed and owned - Point Hotel, Edinburgh. Tragically, Andrew died in April 2004.
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