Gareth Hoskins scoop RIBA National Architecture Award
Following on from the practice’s ‘Architecture Grand Prix’ win at the recent Scottish Design Awards and RIBA Regional Awards, Gareth Hoskins Architects have gone on to win the first Royal Institute of British Architects National Awards, for The Bridge Arts Centre in Easterhouse, Glasgow. Announced at the Hilton in London on Friday night, the design was described as ‘sensational and stunning’ and as a truly accessible project that represented ‘urban regeneration at its most powerful’. The new building provides a theatre, dance studio, recording studios, production suites, visual arts spaces, community library, cafe and the base for the National Theatre for Scotland, and linked to a wider complex of facilities including leisure and further education as the focal point within Glasgow City Council’s Cultural Campus Project, and was the only project from Scotland to receive a National Award.
The project now goes on to the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize Awards mid-list and is the only Scottish project to be shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Better Public Buildings Award.