Aberdeen City Garden Project Competition


Diller Scofidio + Renfro − working with Keppie Design and OLIN − has won the international design competition to transform the centre of Aberdeen.

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The objective is to transform this site and create a space that will provide a safe all-year-round garden and civic space for the people of Aberdeen.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Eol, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Landscape
Country Aberdeen, Scotland
RegDeadline 13 June 2011 GoogleCal iCal
13 June 2011 (Must be Received)
Eligibility The team must include an urban designer, architect, structural, civil, and services engineering, landscape architect and a cost consultant.

The £140m City Garden Project will radically transform a strategic central location, raising the nineteenth-century Union Terrace Gardens and covering over the unattractive Denburn dual carriageway and railway line.
It will create a space that draws on Aberdeen’s heritage but is also an inspiration for the future. A space which local people like, which they use to meet up and pop through – just for the pleasure of it. A space which appeals to visitors as somewhere to take the air, absorb different aspects of the local culture and enjoy a fascinating skyline.
The site, six hectares in area, will provide a safe, all-year round, civic garden that reflects Aberdeen’s success and international status. It should integrate the Union Street retail and business thoroughfare with the cultural attractions of an existing theatre and art gallery whilst providing the context for a new contemporary arts centre.
It’s an opportunity to create a new dynamic – re-connecting and revitalising different areas of the city.

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Entry Fee

PQQ questions, Summary details of each of the principal consultant firms, Relevant projects(3 projects carried out by your company during the past 5 years), Professional capability

Submission Address
Aberdeen City Garden Competition
Malcolm Reading Consultants
45 – 46 Berners Street
London W1T 3NE

Shortlist informed: week commencing 18 JUL 2011
Deadline for tenders: 16 SEP 2011
Winning team announced: mid DEC 2011

Malcolm Reading Consultants

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