LDA Design to overhaul Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens
September 12 2016a key plank in its city centre masterplan, after seeing off competition from a dozen competing design firms.
The team have been tasked with the topography of the gardens to enhance the central green space through provision of lifts, ramps and steps whilst also introducing new amenity and activity spaces to encourage year-round use.
Part of this will see a series of historic arches brought back to life as new retail, café and studio space, as visualised in this indicative image and to that end LDA will undertake a series of consultations from the end of the year with an expectation that detailed plans will be submitted early in 2017.
Project director Kirstin Taylor commented: “They (Union Terrace Gardens) can be revitalised in a way that completely respects and enhances their 19th century heritage. Traditional park enjoyment can be balanced alongside new ideas and uses.”
The Gardens have a chequered history following the tortured demise of a more invasive revamp helmed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro and Keppie.
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