Dundee City Council’s new HQ has won its second prestigious architecture award.
The £34 million Dundee House is one of 50 new British buildings to be given a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award for architectural excellence.
Dundee City Council administration leader Councillor Ken Guild said: ”We are delighted that Dundee House has been awarded this latest prestigious accolade. It is a huge tribute to the work of our own staff as well as architects Reiach and Hall.
”Dundee House is helping the council to improve its contact with the public.”
The judges said: ”The new headquarters for Dundee Council will be an important catalyst in the regeneration of this part of the city centre.
”It ingeniously combines an Edwardian publishing warehouse with bold new build extensions above and to the rear of the historic block.”
The award is a welcome boost for those who led the Dundee House project. There have been a number of snagging issues and it was described as “supremely ugly” by the Dundee Civic Trust.
Dundee House, which opened to the public in August last year was built to replace Tayside House, which is being demolished to make way for the redevelopment of the city’s waterfront area.
It was named the best commercial office/building or project outside London in last year’s Roses Design Awards.
Four other buildings in Scotland won RIBA awards the National Museum of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery, Bogbain Mill and the Maggie’s Centre in Gartnavel.