Excellent relationship between inside and out
Allan Murray Architects Ltd for Children & Families Department, City of Edinburgh Council
Contract value: £26.3m
Cost per m2: £1,944
The judges were unanimous in their view that this was an exceptional project. Very impressive compact planning, allowing for large well-lit spaces. Excellent acoustic treatment and a very intelligent fire/smoke/ventilation strategy mean that both large multi-height atria are not enclosed by walls or screens. The plan and section are rational, legible and ordered. There is an excellent relationship between inside and out at both main levels, and the public realm has been beautifully handled.
RIBA National award