The winner of the Doolan Award 2022 is quietly nestled amongst inexperienced bushes, set deep throughout the Cairngorms Nationwide Park in Scotland. Quarry Studios, a challenge by London-based structure apply Moxon Architects, is a balanced mixture of a contemporary workplace house and a neighborhood café, all wrapped inside a single constructing that has simply received the Scottish structure world’s greatest accolade, scooping the coveted Andrew Doolan Finest Constructing in Scotland Award 2022 by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
Doolan Award 2022: Moxon Architects’ Quarry Studios
Designed for the structure studio’s personal use, in addition to the area’s neighborhood, and vacationers who cease on their method to go to close by Balmoral and the park’s personal verdant expanses, Quarry Studios is, as its title hints, tucked into the bowl of a former quarry. Low-lying and largely product of native timber, the construction blends nicely with its environment.
The profitable design was up towards 4 different outstanding buildings, in competitors for the award: Forth Valley Faculty – Falkirk Campus by Reiach and Corridor Architects; Excessive Sunderland, Galashiels by Loader Monteith; Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Jedburgh by Stallan-Model Structure; and Lockerbie Sawmill by Konishi Gaffney.
‘Evaluating such all kinds of buildings was exhausting, however Quarry Studios demonstrates exceptionally cautious thought in making a high-quality and tactile constructing that is stuffed with element, whereas additionally delivering broader social outcomes. Moxon Architects have designed a constructing that’s extremely sustainable – not solely by way of its carbon footprint and help for native biodiversity, but in addition in the way it acts as a catalyst for supporting native companies and its neighborhood,’ mentioned RIAS Doolan Award 2022 jury chair, architect Amin Taha.
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