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ICA rolls the Dyce with Aberdeen hotel plan

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February 6 2015

ICA rolls the Dyce with Aberdeen hotel plan
ICA Architects has submitted plans to build a modular 155 bed Hampton by Hilton branded hotel at Dyce Drive, Aberdeen.

Located to the south of the city’s airport in an area designated for office and industrial use, the L-plan build is intended to capitalise on ongoing airport expansion and construction of the Aberdeen Western peripheral Route.

Employing a variety of aluminium cladding panels to differentiate ground floor public spaces with bedrooms above the scheme intends to work as a ‘visual marker’ on a key route into the city.

In their design statement ICA said: “The north elevation forms the rear of the building but is the main elevation that borders Dyce Drive. As a result the corner of the building has been punctured to create a feature area which creates a focal point from the surrounding area.

“Small areas of colour are used to depict individual windows on the upper floors. This area is highlighted by an area of cladding which protrudes from the main building line. Large areas of horizontal metallic cladding are used throughout the full building and a form of coursing is used continuously.”

A landscaping strategy has been devised by Ian White Associates.
A landscape buffer will screen the hotel from the street
A landscape buffer will screen the hotel from the street

5 Comments

Bob, Agg & Williie
#1 Posted by Bob, Agg & Williie on 6 Feb 2015 at 12:27 PM
On a positive note, it will sit comfortably in its context.
David
#2 Posted by David on 6 Feb 2015 at 14:43 PM
Archispeak at it's worst. What does any of that actually mean?

Even if it did actually make any sense, nobody is kidding anybody here!
Stephen
#3 Posted by Stephen on 6 Feb 2015 at 15:50 PM
Can ICA Architects be prosecuted by the ARB for misuse of title? On the basis of this submission they can't possibly have any actual training. In fact judging by the 2nd paragraph of that quote they may not have even been to school. By 'visual marker' they obviously mean 'massive blot on the landscape'.
The Ian White 'landscape strategy' is presumably not articulated in these CGIs. At least I hope it isn't.
james
#4 Posted by james on 6 Feb 2015 at 16:33 PM
#1 - surely you mean, as would a ready-made-meal in its packaging? - with all the charm that image conjures up?
D to the R
#5 Posted by D to the R on 6 Feb 2015 at 17:08 PM
I translate for the non-architects out there ...

“Small areas of colour are used to depict individual windows on the upper floors." The contractor has value engineered out all glass that isn't deemed 'required' and replaced it with aluminium spandrels.

"This area is highlighted by an area of cladding which protrudes from the main building line." Bog standard RAL coloured Kingspan.

Large areas of horizontal metallic cladding are used throughout the full building and a form of coursing is used continuously.” Even I don't know what this means ?!

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