Open Door: Canongate Block 2

Open Door, a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Council, is designed to promote and celebrate outstanding conservation work by emerging architects in mainland China and in the UK.

Canongate Block 2 – Edinburgh, Scotland
John Gilbert Architects
Category 1: Twentieth century heritage buildings

The Canongate project is a pilot project for the delivery of sensitive retrofit works within the Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The completed project ensures that the building and site will continue to be used as intended, enriching the lives for its occupants, protecting the significance of a conservation asset, and continuing to contribute to the World Heritage Site.

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The Open Door project is aimed at architects who have been qualified for 10 years or less. It highlights the best of recent architectural heritage projects and the environmental and cultural benefits of building conservation. It also aims to foster knowledge sharing between expert practitioners in both countries, facilitating future UK-China dialogue on architecture and design.

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