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The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh
The Scottish Parliament. Infamous for its ever rising cost, which pinnacled at £431 million, and for the 'chamber beam incident' of 2006 where an oak beam came loose from the ceiling of the Parliament's debating chamber. But despite it's failings, time has told that there is much more to the building than over-blown budgets and dubious woodwork.
Designed by late Catalan architect, Enric Miralles, construction of the building by EMBT/RMJM (Scotland) Ltd, a Spanish-Scottish collaboration specifically created for the project, began in 1999. The choice of architect, location,... >>>