The best new building in Scotland has been named at the V&A Dundee.
Nucleus, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive in Wick lifted the 2018 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2018.
Humpty House, near Lintrathen Loch in Angus, was among the projects shortlisted for the award.
Designed by Reiach & Hall Architects, Nucleus is an impressive industrial building built on a remote and challenging site in the remote north of Scotland.
A dozen projects were shortlisted for the 2018 Doolan Prize, all winners of the RIAS Awards for 2018 – presented in June.
The award was presented at a ceremony at the newly opened V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first ever dedicated design museum, on Tuesday evening by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop alongside Margaret Doolan.
The award is supported by the late Andrew Doolan’s mother and family and by the Scottish Government.
Ms Hyslop said: “Good design in our built environment is a key mechanism for supporting our economic success, taking forward our environmental objectives, contributing to our cultural continuity and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Each year, the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award shortlist highlights our architects’ best new work. The Award helps to raise our aspirations at home and boost our reputation for design quality around the world.
“This year’s winning project, Nucleus, shows great inventiveness in enhancing its local area, and is another terrific example of the standard of architectural creativity here in Scotland.”
Among the 12 shortlisted entries was the Humpty House, by former Dundee University architecture student Ben Scrimgeour, which won the Dundee Institute of Architects’ Supreme Award for 2017.