Two BALI Awards for The Garscube Landscape Link
The Garscube Landscape Link picked up two awards for Hardworks, Innovation and Technology at the national BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Awards ceremony in London on 2 December.
The judges said,
"Gabions containing porphory have been used to excellent effect and crushed stone from site re-used wherever possible. A large stone outcrop has been integrated into the scheme, which is softened by creative planting. The imaginative and clever use of a range of landscape techniques has delivered an absolutely stunning piece of sculptural engineering."
More details can be found at www.baliawards.co.uk
RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award
The Garscube Landscape Link has been shortlisted for the 2011 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, the richest architecture prize in the UK.
Maggie's Centre Lanarkshire wins at Roses Design Awards
The project won a Gold Award in the Proposed Building of the Year Category
Garden in Luxembourg
We have been commissioned to design a new garden for a private client in Luxembourg
Roses Design Awards Nomination
Our Maggie's Centre in Lanarkshire project with Reiach and Hall Architects has been nominated in the 'Proposed Building' category of the 2011 Roses Design Awards.
The project is due for completion in 2012.
The Architecture of Hope : Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
The exhibition covering the architecture and design of Maggie's Centres moves from the V&A in London to the Lighthouse in Glasgow www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Visitors/TheLighthouse/ from August 18th to November 18th 2011.
Maggie's Centre Lanarkshire at the V&A
The Maggie's Centre in Lanarkshire is currently featured in the V&A exhibition, 'The Architecture of Hope : Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres' until 8 May 2011.
This will be the first display to comprehensively explore the architecture of the Maggie's centres which provide welcoming and uplifting spaces for those affected by cancer. The buildings of each of the seven existing centres, designed by architects including Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, will be examined through models, drawings, photographs and film. Six models for future centres will also be on show. The display is co-curated by the V&A and Maggie's.
To see all the images please click here
Please note that from 04 April 2011 our new address will be;
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Gairbraid Avenue Success
In December 2010 we were delighted to win an invited competition for the design of Gairbraid Avenue in Maryhill Glasgow. We are now developing our proposals with artist Peter McCaughey to transform the public realm in front of Maryhill Burgh Hall and Leisure Centre. To see images of our proposal click here.
James Gillespies High School, Edinburgh
We have been appointed to design the landscape for the new James Gillespies High School. The site already contains a mature landscape associated with the current school uses and the 16th C Bruntsfield House. The landscape design will knit together the existing landscape and the collection of retained and proposed buildings in a campus setting.
Roses Design Awards Success
Our Garscube Landscape Link project has won a 'Gold' Roses Design Award on 14 October for Place Making and Landscape
New projects in health and education
We have recently been appointed to work on two exciting and innovative new projects;
Working with Reiach and Hall Architects we are designing two enclosed gardens and the site landscape for this very special cancer support facility at Monklands General Hospital.
More information on Maggies centres can be found here: www.maggiescentres.org
Cowes One School Pathfinder
Working with JM Architects and Pihl UK we have been appointed to design the landscape for this new secondary school on the Isle of Wight. The landscape design incorporates elements of the previous designed estate landscape, a bio-diverse roof, water features and educational SUDS ponds.
Liane Bauer joins rankinfraser
We are delighted to welcome Liane Bauer to rankinfraser landscape architecture. Liane brings several years experience of working from design to implementation on public realm, education, residential and play projects.
Scottish Design Awards Success
Our Garscube Landscape Link project won the 'Best Future Building' Award at the Scottish Design Awards on 28 May. The project is due for completion in June 2010.
Progress photos can be seen here
A+DS Design Review Panel Appointments
Both Chris and Kenny have been appointed to Architecture and Design Scotland’s new Design Review Panel. The Design Review process, through appraisal and evaluation, assists those responsible for the development of the built environment by offering informed advice on the design quality of proposals. A+DS Design Review panels are comprised of members with a diverse range of professional skills and experience in the built environment.
More information on the design review process is available at: www.ads.org.uk/what_we_do/design_review/process
Scottish Design Awards Shortlisting
Our Garscube Landscape Link project with 7N Architects has been shortlisted in the ‘Future Buildings’ category of the 2010 Scottish Design Awards.
The project is due for completion in early summer, but some progress photos can be seen here
Speirs Lock Masterplan commended in Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning
The Speirs Lock Masterplan was recently commended in the Community Involvement category of the 2009 Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.
The judges said, "The project is a great example of how disconnected and underused urban areas can be reinvigorated through a multi-agency approach with strong leadership and a pragmatic approach to development. The project has a clear development plan basis and is realising its objectives."
The awards are organised by The Scottish Government and the RTPI.
Raploch Green Arena published in Paisea.
Our proposals for the Raploch Green Arena have been published in the lastest Paisea (nr 12) - the Spanish landscape architecture review. The current issue concentrates on 'low cost projects' and features work from Spain, France Germany, Ireland and Scotland. www.paisea.com
Lamar Island Battery, Dunbar
Our proposal for the regeneration of Dunbar Harbour, developed with artist Donald Urquhart, by creating a new public space incorporating live film feed from under the sea was shortlisted for a Creative Scotland Vital Spark Award.
Architecture + Design Scotland
Over the summer both Chris and Kenny have been asked to participate in A+DS design reviews looking at projects where achieving high quality of landscape design is critical to the success of the proposed development. A+DS website
Gorebridge Community Hub
We have been appointed by Gorebridge Community Development Trust to work with Lee Boyd Architects on the design of a new community facility in Gorebridge. On a complex site the landscape design is intended to act as the connective tissue between several community facilities including the proposed hub.
SNH Information Point
Working with StudioLR we have designed an information point and small shelter for Scottish Natural Heritage's Battleby Headquarters. The structure will be constructed from sustainably sourced Scottish oak and stone filled gabion baskets. The stone is being sourced from an on site store of building materials reclaimed by SNH from previous renovation work, thus minimising transport costs and re-using a local stone.
Speirs Lock Masterplan recognised again
Speirs Locks has been unveiled as one of the eleven Exemplar projects under the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative. The Scottish Government launched the SSCI to encourage innovation in the creation of new settlements and to promote exemplars of how communities could live in the future. The SSCI is concerned with creating places which go beyond standard solutions with the aim raising aspirations to achieve quality placemaking, improved energy performance and more sustainable forms of development.
Edegem Town Square, Belgium
rankinfraser working in collaboration with Verne Architecten of Ghent have been shortlisted in an international competition to design a new public square for Edegem, a district of Antwerp.
Speirs Locks wins BURA Award
Speirs Lock Masterplan has won the Strategy and Masterplanning Award at the 2009 BURA Waterway Renaissance Awards.
The jury stated "The project illustrates the effectiveness of delivery by the joint venture vehicle. It demonstrates best practice in terms of the community and stakeholder engagement process, to produce a framework consistent with the sustainability charter. It makes excellent use of design guidelines and the design process. The significance of the submission is not simply in the masterplan itself but the approach being taken which successfully integrates and sets best practice in all of the elements that are required to deliver transformational and sustainable regeneration."
rankinfraser landscape architecture voted 'Landscape Architects of the Year' by Prospect Magazine.
rankinfraser shortlisted in International Competition
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Pennine Squared International Design Competition. We will be working with Graeme Massie Architects and Donald Urquhart to develop a series of public realm improvements for Clitheroe.
a garden for an advertising agency
we were asked to help Newhaven, our neighbours at 77 Montgomery Street, to realise their ideas for a "ned-proof garden which requires no maintenance and can be used for both parties and entertaining clients". Timber decks and screens and artificial grass were combined with demountable over head canopies to keep the sun off your laptop screen.
Photos of the garden
case study rouen
chris has been asked by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles to join an international workshop in September to study the post industrial harbour areas of Rouen.
royal scottish academy
the rnli memorial and garden proposal has been selected for inclusion in the rsa annual exhibition. the exhibition runs from 10 May - 25 June 2008 in their gallery on the mound, edinburgh.