The Structural Awards 2016
“Good luck to The Midden Studio, South Kintyre, as it takes on the Serpentine Gallery and other international projects”:An artist’s studio located on the Kintyre coast has been shortlisted for the prestigious Structural Awards Shortlist 2016 in the Small Projects category. For excellence in the structural engineering design of a project with a construction cost of under £2 million.
The Awards are held every year in London to recognise the world’s most talented structural designers, showcase the projects that lead industry development, and raise awareness about structural engineers’ role as the guardians of public safety and as creative, innovative design professionals.
The Midden House, Kintyre was shortlisted due to its remote location and because it is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as very high wind and snow loads. The building sits on top of a Victorian midden wall, formerly the depository for dung from nearby stables.
Commenting Brendan O’Hara MP said “To be shortlisted for this international award is an achievement in itself. I am never failed to be amazed at the skills and ingenuity of the people of Argyll & Bute. This fantastic little wooden box is beautifully designed and it is clear that there is a very close working relationship between Webb Yates Engineers , Studio Weave – Architects and Neil Weir – contractor. I wish them all every success for the Awards”
Link to Structural Awards Page (Midden House)