IMPACT Scotland : a new, world-class concert venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.....

We are delighted to announce the competition to find a design team for this fabulous project.

First and foremost, IMPACT Scotland will be home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with an acoustic to rival any other classical venue in the world.  

It must also be robust enough to adapt to and serve the many and assorted performers at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Alongside the main hall, a smaller studio will offer multiplicity for public performances, education programmes and rehearsals.  

At its heart will be an open, public lobby, which will be a destination in its own right : with places to meet, think, eat and drink.  

This is a very special project that needs an exceptional team both to design it, and deliver it.  The client is keen to consider emerging designers as well as those that are more established and experienced, and for this reason, submissions are invited from teams that recognise the importance of nurturing and delivering exceptional creativity.

As well ass design talent, the team will be required to demonstrate that it is able to inspire and convince diverse stakeholders; that it can work collaboratively with a world-class acoustician; that it has the expertise to work in a World Heritage Site; and that it can steer a path through hugely complex and possibly conflicting functional and technical requirements.

To find out more, visit the competition webpage