Hyndland After School Club wins international architecture award

Hyndland After School Club has been commended in the 2010 ‘Making Space ‘ architecture and design awards organised this year by the Children in Scotland agency.

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.

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Clockwise from top left: HASC treasurer Laurence Williams, Abbozzo's Jason Brown, Mike Russell MSP, Huq & Santiago's Zia-Ul Huq, Club manager Fiona Ansdell and Irene Audain, chief executive of the Scottish Out of School Care Network

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.

Work at the Afty was carried out by Glasgow architects Abbozzo with structural engineers Huq & Santiago and consultants Woolgar Hunter and Brown & Wallace.

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.