The Birks Cinema

Robin Baker Architects as Architects

• RIAS 2014 Award • RIAS Commendation : Conservation and Climate Change • RIAS Scottish Government Client of the Year • Dundee Institute of Architects Design Awards 2013 • Supreme Design Award / Best Client Award


The Art Deco Birks Cinema closed over 30 years ago but has now been renovated and reopened as a state of the art digital cinema after a 7-year campaign by the local community that raised £1.8 million. The project received a Town Centre Regeneration Fund grant at a critical time plus grants from the Scottish Rural Development Fund, The Big Lottery, Creative Scotland, the Griffin Wind Farm Community Fund and many other private sources. The cinema is located within the Aberfeldy Conservation Area but it is not listed and so we were able to form new large openings in the west side, using retro Crittall steel windows, that let light and sunshine in and open up the views out to the town square.

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