RIBA Scotland Award

The Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh, Scotland | Haworth Tompkins Architects

Built between 1899 and 1902, this shortcut within Scotland’s multi-layered capital was long neglected. Works included masonry repairs, new leadwork, painting of grilles, cleaning glazed bricks, new iron gates and reglazing. The steps were resurfaced by artist Martin Creed with contrasting marbles from all over the world. The long climb is enlivened by the new steps and the structure is revealed as rich in delight.

Source: The Architects' Journal