Offices to emerge from deepest man-made hole in Europe
January 11 2013the biggest manmade hole in Europe, have been submitted by Carterra Private Equities.
Supplanting a prior residential scheme on behalf of Scotia Homes the new plans entail development of a narrow strip of land along the curve of the quarry edge to form 100,000sq/ft of office accommodation.
Designed by Michael Gilmour Associates the scheme will involve excavation of 7m of spoil to form two levels of underground parking above which will be stacked office accommodation and a rooftop restaurant, all positioned to maximise views out across the flooded quarry.
Clad in light grey aluminium curtain walling with render and glazing the design has been developed in response to the constraints of its site, following the quarry edge in a sinuous curve.
Commenting on their design Michael Gilmour Architects stated: “… we believe this will reintegrate Rubislaw Quarry, an icon of Aberdeen's unique industrial granite heritage, with the cities current status as the oil capital of Europe by providing iconic world class accommodation for the next generation of oil extraction companies in the heart of Aberdeen city.”
The building will attain a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.
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