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Carnegie Library & Galleries - Award winning place design

A South East Scotland Chapter Event

Monday, 27 August 2018 at 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD
RTPI Scotland

This event provides a fantastic opportunity to hear two presentations on award winning design.

Architecture and Design Scotland’s Director of Place, Diarmaid Lawlor, will open the event by discussing different approaches and attitudes towards award winning place design across Scotland, providing an insight to the key characteristics that make such designs stand out.

Richard Murphy OBE will then talk us through his multiple award-winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries project. A spectacular £12.4million public building which, in 2017, was named the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award as well as picking up the Edinburgh Architectural Association Building of the Year.

The Carnegie Library & Galleries, brings together the world’s first Andrew Carnegie library with a new museum, exhibition galleries, local history Reading Room, dedicated children’s library and a mezzanine café. The facility is located at the very heart of Scotland’s ancient capital of Dunfermline with stunning views over the landscaped garden to Dunfermline Abbey and the city’s Heritage Quarter.

After the presentations there will be an opportunity for you to engage in what will inevitably be a lively Q&A session. 

Places are limited so book fast by emailing by Friday 20th of August.

Refreshments from 5.30pm, Presentations from 6.00pm.

Free to attend for RTPI Members/Students. £5 for non-RTPI Members