The Cowgate Under 5s Centre is a wonderful teaching facility in the centre of Edinburgh. Designed by Allan Murray Architects, the building won Best Public Project at the 2003 Scottish Design Awards and was a finalist in the Prime Minister?s Award for Better Public Buildings 2003. The design evolved in discussion between architects and practitioners. The curved rear wall incorporates angular roof lights which relate to the Royal Mile closes while the playrooms open on to a sheltered play area. A welcoming place to explore. Displays of childrens' work.