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Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards - 2018 winners

Conservation and building adaption

coldstone house and steadings

Coldstone House and Steadings - commended

A sensitive restoration project using traditional skills and materials to reinstate the original form of the historic buildings.


Granary Street, Huntly - commended

A good example of sensitively regenerating redundant buildings in a historic town centre location with well designed private courtyard gardens.


Maryculter Trinity Church - distinction

Exemplary specialist stained and leaded glass conservation work including the provision of discreet protective secondary glazing.


Scarth Craig, Cowie - highly commended

Striking transformation of redundant utilitarian building to form colourful art deco inspired house.

portsoyPortsoy Sail Loft - distinction

A superb conversion of a derelict 19th century sail making factory into high quality bunkhouse accommodation.

clocktowerThe Old Clocktower, Stonehaven - highly commended

The sound restoration of a key historic landmark including the creative adaption of its confined interior to create an exhibition space.

TodheadTodhead Lighthouse - highly commended

A high quality adaptation of former lighthouse for residential use with minimum intervention.

Innovative solutions to meeting housing need

AD home project visualisation

AD Home - commended

An innovative conceptual design that demonstrates cost effectiveness and sustainable principles in construction and energy efficiency.

Future proof living (student submission)

vertical communityVertical Community - highly commended

An insightful project that explores the creation of vertical communities through the reconfiguration of post war multi storey housing blocks.

future proof

Future Proof Living (and Dying), Resomation Complex and Memorial Gardens - highly commended

A thought provoking project examining sustainable human disposition through resomation in a rural setting.

a whole of partsA Whole of Parts - commended

An inventive project looking at how architecture can facilitate people with dementia being integrated into the wider community.

Building communities for the future

casteltonCastleton, Ellon - commended

A good example of a traditionally inspired housing development with understated on street parking.

chalpetonChapelton - distinction

A high quality development with shared outdoor space and excellent landscaping to create a strong sense of place.

heritageHeritage Way - distinction

An exemplary social housing development in a contemporary vernacular style which contributes to the regeneration of former industrial land.

Innovative single house design

crawiddieCra'widdie - commended

The impressive simplicity of form and external finish allows this residential property to sit comfortably in its sensitive rural setting.

AA&LDA%202018_Brochure%20for%20Website18.jpgCulardoch Shieling - highly commended

An outstanding outdoor retreat with a strong response to place that sits in harmony with the surrounding remote upland landscape.

marchburnMarchburn - highly commended

A fine example of a contemporary house with excellent internal layout and spatial qualities that relates well to its secluded woodland setting.

LochansideLochanside - highly commended

An excellent new house designed for the owner’s home working lifestyle and future adaption.

Business enterprise

AA&LDA%202018_Brochure%20for%20Website20.jpgMidmill Primary School - commended

A good community based facility with impressive internal layout incorporating a multi-purpose gathering space and dining hall.

AA&LDA%202018_Brochure%20for%20Website19.jpgUryside Primary - commended

A bright spacious building with a good internal layout enriched by specially commissioned artwork and its relationship with the outdoor space.

AA&LDA%202018_Brochure%20for%20Website22.jpgPortsoy Boatbuilding Centre - distinction

A clever adaption of a redundant historic building which has resulted in educational and social benefits to the local community.

AA&LDA%202018_Brochure%20for%20Website21.jpgThe Tin Coo - highly commended

A highly enterprising farm diversification business with an interesting use of materials to create a shop, play area and a cafe which incorporates a viewing gallery of the milking parlour.