ARPL win Kirkcudbright Art Gallery contest
Following an open tender invited through Public Contracts Scotland website ARPL have been appointed to design the new £1.6m Art Gallery for Kirkcudbright Town Hall. The gallery will house the permanent collection of over 300 art works of Kirkcudbright's "artist colony" including paintings by Faeds, Hornel, Oppenheimer and Peploe along with a programme of temporary exhibitions. Recent exhibitions have included the "Glasgow Girls" and Monet. The design team will be working to deliver the new gallery by the end of 2016.
The Gallery project completes a trio of recent commisions which are the core of the Kirkcudbright Charter for arts and community led regeneration for the town. The two other listed building projects being repair and re-ordering of the Parish Church and the conversion of the redundant Johnston School as a community and health centre and one-stop shop facilities.
Our design is both innovative and sympathetic to the immediate and the broader environment in which they are constructed with an emphasis on sustainability. Each project embraces the unique nature of the client’s needs and the site.
From our base in Ayr the practice carries out projects over a wide geographical area from the Orkneys and the Western Isles to Ireland. Our project experience covers the fields of housing, churches, schools, commercial projects, private houses, community and arts buildings. We have developed particular expertise in contemporary sustainable design, specialist conservation works and design for historically sensitive environments.
Our work has received wide recognition through numerous design and environmental awards presented over the years for our new build and conservation works. Regular success in design competitions adds to the practice portfolio.
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