Festival of Architecture comes to Oban!

6th July 2016 | By Oban Communities Trust | Filed in: Uncategorised.

Screenshot 2016-07-05 16.42.57From 30 July Oban residents and visitors are invited to Say Hello to Architecture at The Rockfield Centre!

We’re delighted to be welcoming three exhibitions, including the Scottish Premiere of the Prospect North exhibition, which was first on show at the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale.  The exhibition will run from 30 July – 21 August. Open 13:00-18:00 all days except Tuesdays.

Two further exhibitions, the Best of the Best and Scotstyle, will run from 30 July – 7 August. Open 13:00-18:00 all days except Tuesdays.

We have also organised a programme of fringe events in conjunction with the Festival of Architecture and will include talks and workshops with an architectural theme as well as a heritage trail looking at the stories behind significant buildings in Oban.  (See bottom of page for listings.)

The Prospect North exhibition features the stories of fifteen communities from across Scotland who have used design and architecture to make a difference. Sponsored by the Scotland + Venice partnership, co-curated by Architecture and Design Scotland and created by Lateral North, with Dualchas Architects and Soluis, the exhibition uses a sculptural map of Scotland paired with cutting edge Augmented Reality to bring the stories to life.

Scotstyle asks the public to vote for their favourite building from the past 100 years as part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 and Scotland’s 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The results will be announced at the Festival’s Finale event in November and voting will take place on the festival website www.foa2016.com/scotstyle or votes can be cast in person at the touring exhibition.

The Best of the Best highlights the past five years of award-winning buildings, places and communities as recognised by eight national organisations, including work by students, communities, designers and architects from across Scotland.

Details of our fringe programme can be found below.  Bookings can be made via our Upcoming Events page.

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