18 November 2011
National Museum - Best Building in Scotland
Gareth Hoskins Architects is thrilled to announce the National Museum of Scotland has won the 2011 RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for the best building in Scotland, the UK’s most lucrative architecture prize. Beating off stiff competition from 12 other shortlisted entries this win comes less than a week after the project won a GIA Award for Conservation.
Widely praised in the press after its opening on 29th July the museum has seen visitor numbers far surpass expectations with over half a million visitors passing through the doors in the first two months. The Awards jury described the redevelopment of the building as a ‘brilliantly clever piece of work’ that has transformed the building into a ‘truly world class Museum’.
Gareth Hoskins Architects led a team of consultants and contractors including David Narro Associates, Max Fordham LLP, Gardiner & Theobald, Ralph Appelbaum & Associates and Balfour Beatty to deliver what was one of the most complex and sensitive construction projects in Scotland, on time and on budget.
To read the judges’ full citation visit the R.I.A.S website here.