Ekkist Shortlisted for RIAS Competition

Ekkist have been shortlisted as part of a team with O’Donnell Brown Architects with White Arkitekter and ZM Architecture for the construction of The Crichton Centre. The building will bring together a new visual arts and exhibition space, an intergenerational academic study space and resource centre, and a land art archives and research centre in Scotland.

RIAS Consultancy – the competitions and procurement arm of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) shortlisted 5 teams for a competition to design The Crichton Project – a new £15 million cultural building in Dumfries and Galloway. The competition, which has been organised on behalf of The Crichton Trust, seeks to find a design team for what will be one of the most significant cultural buildings in Scotland. 69 teams responded to the call for entries issued in July – the largest response ever to a RIAS Consultancy design competition.

Ekkist were shortlisted as part of a team with O’Donnell Brown Architects with White Arkitekter and ZM Architecture. The team also includes  McLeod + Aitken (quantity surveyor), Civic Engineers (civil and structural engineer), Harley Haddow (M&E), Landuse Consultants (landscape architects), Carbon Futures (environmental consultant).

The Crichton Project design competition is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

“We have been delighted by the range and strength of submissions for this once in a lifetime project and it has been a huge pleasure to read and feel the passion and excitement for The Crichton Centre for Memory and Wellbeing shared within the submissions. Congratulations to all those shortlisted, we very much look forward to hearing and seeing your ideas develop as we move forward to the final stage of the selection process.”

 

Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS A SIMILAR PROJECT WITH EKKIST, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

ASK@EKKIST.CO