Tinhouse among best buildings shortlist

image copyrightNigel Rigden
image captionJudges said the Tinhouse celebrates the corrugated metal sheeting commonly used in agricultural buildings in a contemporary way

A tin house on the Isle of Skye is among 27 contenders for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 2017 awards.

The new base for the National Theatre of Scotland and the headquarters of energy giant Ineos are also on the awards shortlist.

Judges said the quality of Scottish architecture was on the rise.

Entries will be eligible to win awards in a number of categories including the Best Building in Scotland Award.

The winners will be announced on 10 June.

image copyrightDavid Barbour
image captionIneos headquarters at Grangemouth was said to be an "understated, elegant building"
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image captionRockvilla - National Theatre of Scotland HQ, Glasgow
image copyrightDavid Barbour
image captionAerial Adventures in East Kilbride shopping centre
image copyrightKeith Hunter
image captionCity of Glasgow College – City Campus, Glasgow
image copyrightDavid Barbour
image captionDalkeith Corn Exchange - the formerly abandoned Jacobean-style, market hall has been fully refurbished
image copyrightDapple Photography
image captionDue West in Argyll - "maximises stunning views from a spectacular cliff-top location"
image copyrightDunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries
image captionDunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries - new features integrated into original library
image copyrightgillian hayes
image captionEastwood Health and Care Centre in East Renfrewshire
image captionEdinburgh Road, Musselburgh - Built into the sea wall, a new timber-clad extension
image copyrightAndrew Barnett
image captionFernaig Cottage in Wester Ross - renovation, adaption and extension of a dilapidated former shepherd’s longhouse
image copyrightSean Begley Exposure Scotland
image captionFetLor Youth Club, Edinburgh - a building quick to construct, economical, easily maintained and robust, on a tight budget
image copyrightRoss Campbell. Photographer.
image captionGlendale Primary School and Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail in Glasgow- integrates two school populations while maintaining individual identities
image captionHolyrood North Student Accommodation and Outreach Centre in Edinburgh's Old Town
image copyrightAndrew Lee
image captionJames Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh - "Five new buildings vary from single to three storeys to create transformational teaching spaces"
image copyrightSean Gaule
image captionMoray Place, Edinburgh - The challenge was to create “one of the best apartments in Edinburgh”, respecting the original building
image copyrightDavid Barbour
image captionNewhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire - "a contemporary farmhouse that reflects the special architectural identity of the area"
image copyrightRyder Architecture
image captionNoss Primary School, Wick - "This new primary is composed of a series of extruded linear wings"
image copyrightReiach and Hall Architects
image captionOriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, Edinburgh - "Designed for high-performance athletes as well as students and the public"
image copyrightKeith Hunter
image captionPennywell Residential Regeneration, Edinburgh - "These apartment blocks are designed to be tenure “blind”, with no visual distinction between affordable rented and for sale"
image copyrightCadzowpelosi
image captionPortobello High School - "this is the largest capacity high school in Edinburgh, catering for 1,400 pupils"
image copyrightKeith Hunter
image captionPowis Place, Aberdeen - "This student accommodation features a sheltered forecourt, a glazed common room and reception areas"
image copyrightDavid Barbour
image captionRosefield Home Studio, Edinburgh - "It was converted from a stone garage at the end of the garden"
image copyrightSergio Pirrone
image captionRuins Studio, Dumfries - "This rural “refuge” rises from the ruins of a 19th century farm"
image copyrightDavid Barbour
image captionScottish National Waterski Centre, Dunfermline - "This reworking of the original, multi-use, building at the loch-side waterski centre at Townhill Country Park is a bright and expansive space to match skiers"
image copyrightCadzow Pelosi
image captionThistle Foundation Centre of Wellbeing, Edinburgh - "This facility offers a warm and welcoming environment to support those with disabilities, helping them to live independent lives in their own homes"
image copyrightD Mason
image captionWindmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy - This community campus in Kirkcaldy integrates Viewforth High School, Rosslyn ASN School, a public library and a council customer service-point around a central internal ‘street.’

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