Brutalist home and music centre on shortlist for building of the year

Made up of two university buildings and two houses, the structures are competing to be named Scotland's building of the year.

Brutalist Argyll and Bute home and Fife music centre on shortlist for Scottish Building of the Year

Four buildings made up of a music school, a building within a ruin, a university campus, and a home clad with crushed TV screens have been shortlisted for Scotland’s building of the year.

The structures are competing for the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland award, which comes with a £10,000 cash prize from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

RIAS say the buildings “showcase the exceptional talents of architects working in Scotland today”.

Hundred Acre Wood, Argyll and Bute

Hundred Acre Wood from the outside. Gilbert McCarragher via Supplied

Hundred Acre Wood stands out as an example of the brutalist school of architecture.

It sits against a landscape which overlooks Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute, and is made up of a silver-grey exterior. On the inside, the walls are rendered with shards of recycled TV screens.

The building was designed by architects Denizen Works, who are based in Glasgow and London.

The building was designed by Denizen Works.Gilbert McCarragher via Supplied

Cuddymoss, North Ayrshire

The building blends into its landscape. David Barbour via Supplied

Cuddymoss, in the North Ayrshire countryside, was conceived as a “building within a ruin” by its designer the Ann Nisbet Studio.

The exterior is a mix of old and new, with little alteration made to the shell of the structure itself.

The silver-coloured wood is designed to make the building blend into it’s surrounding landscape.

Cuddymoss by the Ann Nisbet Studio.

Laidlaw Music Centre, University of St Andrews

Laidlaw Music Centre. PAUL ZANRE via Supplied

The University of St Andrews’ Laidlaw Music Centre is made up of a fully mechanised floor and a reverberation chamber in the ceiling, which allows for the space to be tuned into the “best acoustic conditions”.

These are claimed to be two “world firsts” for a chamber hall, and were designed by Flanagan Lawrence.

Musical instruments are stored where passers-by can see them and a balcony over the entrance provides a performance space where audiences can gather.

The centre is open to the local community.PAUL ZANRE via Supplied

Campus Central, University of Stirling

Campus Central, University of Stirling.PAUL ZANRE via Supplied

Campus Central is the work of Glasgow’s Page\Park Architects.

It is both a part new-build and part re-working of an existing steel structure and is designed to be more welcoming and accessible as a central entrance to the wider campus.

The architecture is a re-thinking of an existing part of the University of Stirling’s 1960s buildings, and houses accommodation for teaching, studying, and the pastoral care of students.

The building is designed to increase accessibility for its users.Supplied

The winner of the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland award will be announced on November 30.

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