LDN Architects were honoured to have four of our recently completed projects shortlisted in this year's RICS Scotland Awards: Portsoy Sail Loft in the Community Benefit and Conservation categories, McEwan Hall and the Patrick Geddes Centre in the Conservation category, and Appleton Tower in the Design Through Innovation category.
LDN and our guests enjoyed a successful afternoon at the awards lunch yesterday, 19th April, where our transformation of Appleton Tower for the University of Edinburgh won top prize in the Design Through Innovation category. Built in 1966, the Appleton Tower was originally designed by Edinburgh architects Reiach and Hall. The loss of Georgian buildings to accommodate its prominent outline on Edinburgh’s skyline created controversy which still continues.
The new, contemporary façade by LDN Architects and BuroHappold replaces the original defective exterior with an innovative, high performance envelope that re-presents the tower to the city. The new entrance pavilion and rooftop extension maximise its value to the University and dramatically enhance its usability.
Another of our recent projects for the University of Edinburgh, McEwan Hall, received a commendation in the Conservation category.
As always, each of these projects was a collaborative effort which came together thanks to the support of a great team, so thanks and congratulations to everyone we had the pleasure of working with on them.