Scottish Design Awards Finalists 2020
jmarchitects have been selected as finalists for the Scottish Design Awards!
Our projects Maryhill Locks and Market Street Hotel have been shortlisted in the Residential and Commercial/Office/Hotel Building Project categories.
The Maryhill Locks project is the latest phase of the masterplan, the design brief for which was to create thirty-three sustainable and flexible 3 and 4 bed terraced houses. The buildings are arranged in a regular terrace which re-establishes the street edge, whilst breaking the terrace into four separate buildings and orientating these to be parallel to the Phase 3 development gives the appearance of a stepped building line, breaking up the monolithic quality of the block and ensuring that the building form is animated and interesting rather than solid.
Market Street Hotel is set behind a striking façade of Scottish stone at the point where Edinburgh’s historic Old Town meets the New Town, the hotel emerges as a cultural gateway to both the city’s storied past and its pulse-quickening present. The visual concept of the 98-room hotel pays homage to the capital’s character and historic narrative, while simultaneously exploring Scottish cosmopolitanism.