The top 10 buildings in Scotland of the past 100 years have been named as part of the traveling Scotstyle exhibition. Voters selected the list from an exhibition of 100 Scottish buildings, currently on display at the Scottish Parliament during the Festival of Politics, and will now vote to determine which building will be bestowed the title of “Building of the Century.”
“This brilliant list testifies to the extraordinary quality of Scotland’s buildings. The fact that so many are relatively recent demonstrates that our national architecture is in very good health. We have much to celebrate,” said Neil Baxter, RIAS Secretary and co-editor of Scotstyle.
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1930 – St Conan’s Kirk, Lochawe, Argyll
1930 – India Tyre and Rubber Factory, Inchinnan
1938 – Rothesay Pavilion, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
1950 – Hermit’s Castle, Achmelvich, Loch Inver, Sutherland
1982 – Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee
1987 – Princes Square, Glasgow
1998 – National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
1999 – Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
The Scotstyle exhibition tells the story of the 100 semifinalist buildings, and is currently traveling throughout the country. It will serve as a headline event at this year’s Festival of Architecture and a key part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
The announcement was made in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament by Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP, with panellists Neil Baxter, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS); Ruaridh C. Moir architect, writer and lecturer; Fiona Sinclair, architect, author, historian; and Andrew Wright, past president of RIAS. Voting for “Building of the Century” will re-open August 21st.
News via RIAS.