University of Glasgow / Cancer Research UK
New research facilities for the Beatson Institute.
RIBA Award 2009
Scottish Design Awards Architecture Grand Prix 2009
Scottish Design Awards Best Public Building 2009
Civic Trust Award 2009
RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland 2009 Finalist
Glasgow Institute of Architects Supreme Award 2008
Glasgow Institute of Architects Best Healthcare Building 2008
Roses Design Award Best Public Building 2008 Silver
"The building positively oozes ‘cool’ from the outside, and demands that you touch it inside – it is a ‘tour-de-force of skilful transparency allowing light deep into the plan. The judges congratulate the architects and their client in creating an ambitious and exacting work of beauty, which surely is now a benchmark building for others to follow. The client’s brief for the Beatson Cancer Facility was to create a world-class research environment, and notwithstanding some difficulties during the build, the architects have delivered a stunning building which is deceptively simplistic but technically highly complex."
Prof Gerry Grams : GIA Chairman and Glasgow City
Council's City Design Advisor
Judges' Citation : GIA Supreme Award 2008