Dunfermline Museum Competition, Scotland, Winner, Architects, Images

Dunfermline Museum & Library Competition

RIAS Invited Contest – Fife Council

13 Jul 2007

Dunfermline Museum & Library

RIAS Invited Competition

1st: Richard Murphy
2nd: Make (unofficial, reported)

Dunfermline Museum : Fife Council PR

Shortlist: Malcolm Fraser, Gareth Hoskins, Make, Richard Murphy, Reiach & Hall, PagePark

Dunfermline Museum Competition design by Malcolm Fraser Architects
Malcolm Fraser

Dunfermline Museum
Gareth Hoskins

Dunfermline Library Competition

Dunfermline Museum
Richard Murphy

Dunfermline Museum
Reiach & Hall

Dunfermline Museum

Organisers: The Dunfermline Museum and Library Competition was advertised in 2006 and coordinated by the RIAS & Fife Council

Site: adj. Dunfermline Abbey & first Carnegie Library, central Dunfermline, west Fife

Notes of interest: 50

Formal submissions: 11

Shortlisted architects: 6

Process: Shortlisted practices have 12 weeks to produce designs, costs, etc.

Independent Assessor: Sandy Wright, Wright & Wright Architects

Dunfermline Gallery Competition Submission deadline : 26 Apr 2007

Exhibition of Dunfermline Competition entries from the six architects
Carnegie Library, Dunfermline
until 23 Jun

Dunfermline Competition – winning architect: Richard Murphy

RIAS Design Contest Entrants:

Gareth Hoskins


Malcolm Fraser


Richard Murphy

Reiach and Hall

Location: Dunfermline, Scotland, north western Europe

Dunfermline Buildings

Carnegie Museum and Arts Centre Dunfermline Building
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Carnegie Museum and Arts Centre Dunfermline Building
photo from architects

Carnegie Primary School Dunfermline Building
Design: Archial
Carnegie Primary School, Fife
picture © Keith Hunter Photography

Carnegie UK Trust Dunfermline Building
Design: Page Park Architects

Lindburn Health Centre Dunfermline Building
Design: JM Architects

Pittencrieff Park Pavilion in Dunfermline
Design: ICOSIS Architects

Carnegie College Dunfermline Building
Design: RMJM architects


Dunfermline is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground 3 miles (5 km) from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. The town recorded a population of 50,380 in 2012, making it the most populous locality in Fife and the 11th most populous in Scotland.

The Category A listed Dunfermline Abbey on the Kirkgate is one of the best examples of Scoto-Norman monastic architecture. The Abbey, built between 1128 and 1150 under David I, was a reconstruction of the Benedictine chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

The Abbey parish church, designed by the architect William Burn, was built between 1818 and 1821. The Category A listed Guildhall on the High Street was erected in 1807 by the guilds of the local merchants who were ambitious for Dunfermline to become the county town of Fife.

To the north of the abbey, on the corner of Maygate and Abbot Street, is the Category A listed Abbot House. This is the oldest secular building still standing in the town.

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