RSHP, Simpson & Brown, Kengo Kuma and 2018 winners Reiach and Hall in running for UK architecture’s most valuable prize

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has revealed the seven-strong shortlist for this year’s Doolan Prize for the best new building in Scotland.

In the running for the UK’s richest architecture accolade are: Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee; RSHP’s Macallan Distillery; Simpson & Brown’s Mackintosh at the Willow; and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service’s Jack Copland Centre by 2018 Doolan Prize winner Reiach and Hall Architects.

Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee

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Doolan contender: Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee

The other shortlisted schemes are Collective Architecture’s Collective on Calton Hill; Dualchas Architects’ Black House on the Isle of Skye; and Elder and Cannon Architects’ Tollcross Housing Association Offices in Glasgow.

RIAS said the winner of the award would be announced on October 4 at a dinner at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Collective Architecture’s Collective on Calton Hill

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Collective Architecture’s Collective on Calton Hill

The winning practice will receive a gold medal cast by renowned Scottish goldsmith James Brent Ward and a cheque for £10,000.

The RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award was founded in 2002 by architect and entrepreneur, the late Andrew Doolan. He determined that the award would be the richest in the UK and that it should go to the best building in Scotland each year. The award is now jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the Doolan family.

Reiach & Hall won last year’s prize for its Nucleus project at Wick, built to house the archives of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the historic county of Caithness.

Simpson & Brown’s Mackintosh at the Willow

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Simpson & Brown’s Mackintosh at the Willow