The five-yearly competition took in submissions from 16 countries for the most successful building or space created between January 2005 and December 2009 for the benefit of children and young people aged up to 18.
HASC was recognised for the remodelling of its building which created a new kitchen and toilets, improved cloakroom and staff area, and two mezzanine floors accommodating offices and children’s recreational space.
The award was presented to Abbozzo principal Jason Brown at a ceremony in Edinburgh by Scottish Government education secretary Mike Russell and Bronwen Cohen, chief executive of Children in Scotland agency.
There were two other Scottish candidates for the award – Hazelwood school in Glasgow and Sanderson’s Wynd primary school in Tranent. Other entrants were from Canada, China, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mali, New Zealand, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Thailand.