Dunfermline High wins top architectural award

DHSThe newly opened Dunfermline High School has won a prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) award.

The school was recognised for its innovative use of space, which allows for transparency in all areas throughout the building – an idea aimed at discouraging bullying and improving behaviour.

Another main feature is the internal “street” used to link the three teaching wings, a design that impressed Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker when he visited for the official launch ceremony. Read more of this post

S4M-07030: RIAS Award for Dunfermline High School

That the Parliament congratulates Dunfermline High School on winning a prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Award; commends what it considers to be the innovative design of the school; notes that the school also won a Zero Waste Scotland award for its environmentally friendly materials and efficient use of resources; understands that this is the flagship school in Fife Council’s £180 million investment in the Building Fife’s Future programme, and notes the importance of ensuring that pupils have inspiring learning environments.

Supported by: Colin Keir, Mike MacKenzie, Sandra White, Richard Lyle, Colin Beattie, Mary Scanlon, Bill Kidd, Jean Urquhart, Maureen Watt

Date Lodged: 17/06/2013