City Garden Project Aberdeen

After a contest of landscaping extremely competitive the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro managed to overcome the architectural firm of world-renowned Foster + Partners, the architect Norman Foster winner of the Pritzker prize in 1999, and stay in first place for a revitalization project that promised to be a landmark in landscaping contemporary.

City Garden Project Aberdeen

The proposal of the office Diller Scofidio + Renfro to the central square of Aberdeen in Scotland was intended to revitalize a large area of green urban remnant of the NINETEENTH century that it was slightly attractive.

The winning design managed to create a prototype of multiple community spaces connected with the important points of the city, galleries, museums, theatres, universities, and mark urban, through the proposal of a mesh different.

A landscaping design and construction that emerged from the analysis of the environment urban to then take shape, a building that was born of the square.

The point of the public meeting that was intended to attract the citizens to a social life more active, outdoor. An urban intervention and social that promised to contribute to the development and prosperity of the city.

Even after an analysis highly critical of the competition that looked at aspects of construction, financial, maintenance costs, environmental impact and social acceptance of the project entitled “Granite Web Design”, was deemed the winner of the contest, but shortly after the city council decided to cancel its execution, for the Labour Party in Scotland, the majority in the council, the proposal “was a waste financial, a vanity and unnecessary”. The board of Aberdeen has promised the population to conduct revitalization considered fiscally responsible.

The proposed cost for the Granite Web Design was £ 140 million pounds, the new proposals for revitalising the historical and cultural center of the scottish city £ 300 million pounds for improvement of schools, cultural buildings, streets, and sidewalks.

Design Granite Web Design

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The proposal of the park Granite Web Design consisted of the following setorizações and uses:

  • Belmont Plaza: the square dry, with cafes, restaurants and bars to promote the life day and night in the square.
  • Lawn: Lawn extensive to encourage socializing in family and recreational activities outdoors.
  • Grand Plaza: the main Entrance of the park just across the street from the largest trade of the city, a square drought that encompasses the statue of Edward VII, previously existing, an ideal place for meetings and performances by street artists.
  • Forest: An area that merges trees of medium size, with a floor paved, offering light and shadow, the comfort of the city with the green cover of the trees.
  • Flower Garden: the Framework of the tradition of scottish flowers are a traditional element of the landscaping of the city, for contemplation and stimulation of the senses.
  • Cultural Centre: Nicknamed the Butterfly the cultural centre comprises a theatre of 500 places closed, an amphitheater with capacity of 5 thousand people, exhibition halls, lobby with coffee, parking areas and complementary services in the underground, in addition to the coverage to be converted into terraces, lawns, with access at different levels.
  • Grove: a Grove of dense vegetation, a refuge from urban life, with hiking areas.
  • Rosemount Terrace: Located at the crossroads of the flyover at this square has the intention of being a safe connection for pedestrians between the large boulevards, bustling.
  • Forum: the Area of presentations and socializing outside, an amphitheatre for 5 thousand seats, which can convert into a space for the practice of skating on the ice during the winter and skate in summer.
  • Learning Garden: the Garden is destined for the environmental education and the planting of vegetables and herbs, a vegetable garden collective of the city.

If the park was or was not viable in the face of the local economy of Aberdeen is not for us to judge, but if this project of urban revitalization had left the paper would surely be a reference to the landscaping world, as well as the museum of Guggenheim museum was the architectural reference that have entered the city of Bilbao in the tourist destinations in the world, the Granite Web Design would have given prominence to the scottish city of a little more than 216 thousand inhabitants.

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Aberdeen City Garden Project

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