Scotstyle Top Ten: Finalist Nine
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Construction on a new parliament building for the Sottish Government began in 1999, and Spanish architect Enric Miralles suggested that the building should represent Scotland as a landscape.
Unfortunately Miralles died before its completion, but his wishes were reflected in the use of Scottish granite and gneiss in the flooring and walls, and exclusively Scottish oak and sycamore furniture.
Finally opened in 2004, the construction won the Stirling Prize in 2005 for excellence in architecture.
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