Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
The initial planning of the Museum of Scotland building at the NMS caused much controversy…
Lack of consultation on the design caused Princes Charles resigned as the museum’s patron, but the eventual design rose from the ashes to be nominated for a 1999 Stirling Prize.
The architecture combines modern geometry with nods to Scotland’s architectural history.
The round tower is a reference to Scottish brochs and the narrow, occasional windows is reminisce of castle defences.