Trongate 103 wins RIBA award

24 May 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2010 RIBA Awards, including Glasgow's Trongate 103.

RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 102 buildings in the UK and Europe (93 in the UK and nine in the rest of the EU).

The award-winning buildings range from a small circular loo for bus drivers in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin, from a zero-carbon house to the energy substation for the 2012 Olympics.

The high arts have done well with galleries, museums, theatres and auditoriums winning many awards including the Ashmolean Musuem, Nottingham Contemporary and Aldeburgh Music Campus) as well as trongate 103, which was opened in Glasgow in 2009.

The 8 winners in Scotland are:

  • Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre    Reiach and Hall
  • Balnearn Boathouse    McKenzie Strickland Assocs
  • Hotel Missoni     Allan Murray Architects
  • House on the Hill    Paterson Architects
  • Infirmary Street Baths    Malcom Fraser Architects
  • New Stobhill Hospital    Reiach and Hall
  • Small Animal Hospital    Archial
  • Trongate 103    Elder & Cannon Architects

RIBA President Ruth Reed said about the 2010 RIBA Award winners:

'The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards, this year's awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas. The RIBA Awards always give an opportunity for gem-like small projects and less established practices to shine through and this year is no exception. Far from being a size prize, the RIBA Awards are for buildings that offer value to people's lives. I am looking forward to seeing an exciting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.'

Source: RIBA press release

Project details
  • Trongate 103