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August 8 2019

Aberdeen builds angular momentum with events destination

Aberdeen City Council have formally unveiled The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), said to be the largest new entertainment complex in Europe.

With a main arena capacity of 12,500 the centre positions the city as a conference, exhibition and concert hub spread across three further halls, multi-purpose conference rooms and nine meeting rooms.

Completing the mix are two on-site hotels with their own range of bars and restaurants connected by mezzanine link and a basement car park.

Lying below a flightpath the project carried onerous acoustic criteria with challenging geometries brought about by a complex roof profile.

Costed at £333m the development sits to the immediate west of Aberdeen International Airport at Bucksburn, connecting directly to the newly completed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

TECA’s energy needs are provided for by a modular energy centre employing combined cooling, heat and power technology.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “The opening ceremony marks the conclusion of an ambitious project – but is just the start of the journey for a complex that is unrivalled in Britain and will be the envy of cities across Europe. “

The project was delivered in partnership with Henry Boot Developments with Robertson Group serving as main contractor and Keppie Design as delivery architect. Concept designs were undertaken by Sasan Bell.

Aberdeen is seeking to bolster its reputation as a business and tourism destination
Aberdeen is seeking to bolster its reputation as a business and tourism destination
The new venue will open its doors to the public on Saturday
The new venue will open its doors to the public on Saturday

8 Comments

IndyNoo
#1 Posted by IndyNoo on 8 Aug 2019 at 23:55 PM
Where is Buckshaven?
Great Picture
#2 Posted by Great Picture on 9 Aug 2019 at 08:13 AM
Surely there muct be a better picture than a clump of grass and a little bit of buiilding
Urban Realm
#3 Posted by Urban Realm on 9 Aug 2019 at 09:00 AM
It's mid-way between Bucksburn and Stonehaven! Some extra pics have been added. There is still a lot of landscaping work being carried out.
Robin Bs Discount Store
#4 Posted by Robin Bs Discount Store on 9 Aug 2019 at 09:53 AM
@#2 - I also find it strange that there are a very limited range of photographs released to the press. Perhaps all is not as it's portrayed?
Mary Hill
#5 Posted by Mary Hill on 9 Aug 2019 at 10:39 AM
What a shocker. A 90s vision of the future.
David
#6 Posted by David on 9 Aug 2019 at 13:45 PM
This is the result of what happens when architects who happen to like Zaha Hadid buildings think they can design a Zaha Hadid style building.
Randy
#7 Posted by Randy on 9 Aug 2019 at 13:45 PM
All of that budget and that's the best they could do? Looks like this one's ugly cousin

https://images.app.goo.gl/tknMsvZ2b6gXmYn26
Damp Proof Membrane
#8 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 12 Aug 2019 at 10:01 AM
Zaha, via clip-art in Word.

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