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Scottish Parliament Building [complex]

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1999-2004 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Miralles, Enric en_US 1999-2004 en_US 2013-01-18T19:18:30Z 2013-01-18T19:18:30Z 1999-2004 en_US
dc.identifier 185059 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1844 en_US
dc.description Garden Lobby, showing some of the twelve leaf-shaped roof lights; Enric Miralles Moya (1955-July 3, 2000) was a Spanish Catalan architect. Miralles' largest work, the new Scottish Parliament Building, was unfinished at the time of his death. The new Scottish Parliament Building brought together [previously separated] elements into one purpose built parliamentary complex, housing 129 MSPs and more than 1,000 staff and civil servants. Despite criticisms and a mixed public reaction, the building was welcomed by architectural academics and critics. The building aims to conceive a poetic union between the Scottish landscape, its people, its culture and the city of Edinburgh. This approach won the parliament building numerous awards including the 2005 Stirling Prize and has been described as "a tour de force of arts and crafts and quality without parallel in the last 100 years of British architecture" The Scottish Parliament Building was designed with a number of sustainability features in mind. A minimum of 80% of the electricity purchased for the building is required to come from renewable sources and solar panels on the Canongate Building are used for heating water in the complex. Some of the concrete floors are further cooled in summer by water from 25 metres (80 ft) deep bore holes. The building achieves the highest rating in the Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 6/22/2009) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; glass; granite; oak en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject Architecture and energy conservation en_US
dc.subject Sustainable buildings en_US
dc.subject Green architecture en_US
dc.subject Twenty-first century en_US
dc.title Scottish Parliament Building [complex] en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-ME-PB-A13 en_US
vra.culturalContext Scottish (Scots) en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype legislative building en_US
vra.worktype office building en_US
vra.worktype auditorium en_US
dc.contributor.display Enric Miralles (Spanish architect, 1955-2000) en_US

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