Leopard sculpture given top spot at Marischal Square
November 2 2017Marischal Square development has taken shape with the unveiling of a new Andy Scott sculpture depicting a balancing leopard.
Inspired by the city’s coat of arms, which includes two leopards, the feline form draws on a local tale which contends that James 1 donated the animals to the city in thanks for Aberdeen underwriting his expenses while held captive in England.
In recent days Muse Developments have opened the 126-room Residence In by Marriott and the 1MSq office building which will include a number of ground floor restaurants and cafes.
Centrepiece of 1MSq’s main atrium the sculpture is clearly visible from both ground floor leisure spaces and office floors above, opening onto a new area of landscaped public realm extending to Marischal College.
Scott commented: “I’ve worked on this sculpture for over a year in the studio and it’s been very demanding. There are literally thousands of steel fragments, all individually welded to create the form of the artwork. It now stands five metres tall, weighs just over two tons, and will sit proudly atop a ten metre high steel column.“
Atelier Ten carried out the lighting design of the sculpture with luminaires and control systems provided by Cartwright Lighting. Halliday Fraser Munro served as architects for the £107m build.
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