Aberdeen ‘urban village’ set for further growth
August 24 2017arranged across three separate blocks at Aberdeen’s Donside Urban Village as part of a second phase of housing delivery.
Built on behalf of Sanctuary Housing the affordable scheme will rise on the banks of the River Don on the site of a former paper mill to the north of the city centre.
This final phase of work aims to maximise river views while enclosing an urban square and acting as a focal point for surrounding streets.
Detailing their approach the architects noted: “All three blocks are of similar footprint and design with the building heights and material varying slightly between the blocks.
“Three materials are proposed with the two main materials consisting of brick and dry dash render. Rock panel cladding has also been used in the upper sections of the blocks to reduce the visual scale of the development. The three blocks reduce in scale from 7 storeys to 4 from the urban square to the eastern edge of the development in keeping with the surrounding areas.”
A landscape strategy overseen by Ian White Associates will employ shared spaces with selected tree planting to help distinguish individual spaces.
The banks of the River Don have been cleared of pollutants ao allow a riverside footpath to be built
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