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April 14 2016

Aberdeen church hall to make way for 20 flats
An application has been filed with Aberdeen City Council to demolish an historic Aberdeen church hall save for the front façade to facilitate construction of 20 apartments.

Situated at 116 Rosemount Place, within the Rosemount and Westburn conservation area, the project will see Neil Rothnie Architects remodel the existing hall for residential use as an extension to the former Rutherford Church, which was itself converted to flats back in 2013.

Outlining their design approach the architects said: “The overall approach has been to retain the main walls in order that the appearance of the building from the street remains the same. High quality materials are to be used throughout with subtle details such as style and colour of windows, infilling of the front wall and continuation of railings to match the adjoining building.

“The northernmost part of the building to the lane at the lower level is to be rebuilt in a vertical timber cladding to create the effect of a small back lane garage and fence. Above this the building is finished in a vertical zinc cladding which will give it ‘lightness’.”

3 Comments

FHM
#1 Posted by FHM on 14 Apr 2016 at 11:22 AM
Ah Aberdeen, where Architecture goes to die in 20 30sq.m apartments crammed in a box with no windows to the bedrooms. Nice.

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Clive
#2 Posted by Clive on 18 Apr 2016 at 05:12 AM
wow. i didn't believe you, so followed the link. yes, window-free bedrooms.
There are ways to do a studio flat that can provide separation of function, and at least provide 'borrowed light' to the sleeping area.
It seems nonsensical to put bathrooms and wardrobes between the light and the bedroom.
With 30sqm to play with, it's not that hard.
FHM
#3 Posted by FHM on 18 Apr 2016 at 08:25 AM
What is displayed down the road at the Causewayend School conversion is infinitely better than this dross. I wonder if the parties involved in this scheme should find it worrying that such a well delivered refurbishment, with a carefully planned out interior and new build for students is so much better?

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