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Aberdeen Buildings: Property Developments in 2006

Northeast Scotland Building Developments 2006

Aberdeen Architecture : links

Major Aberdeen Property News 2006

Aberdeen Sports Centre design by Reiach and Hall Architects gets funding Dec 2006

Plans submitted for Aberdeen hotel by Curious Architecture Ltd Nov 2006

Outline planning application by Trump International Golf Links to Aberdeenshire Council for golf course & luxury resort development: Aberdeen development Nov 2006

Queen’s Hotel to be converted to £7m Malmaison Hotel Aberdeen Oct 2006

HTA Architects’ £500m Aberdeen Community Regeneration Sep 2006

£25m Shell Aberdeen HQ building approved Sep 2006

Bon Accord Masterplan approved Sep 2006

Union Plaza building
Aberdeen’s largest speculative office development
Location: Union Row

Aberdeen Market overhaul
Approved Sep 2006 with links from listed Union Street buildings down to the market

Extension to His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
One of the few Scottish buildings nominated for Civic Building of the Year Sep 2006

Trump Tower
The Scotsman reports possible plans for ‘250 properties’ within Trump Organisation’s Golf development at Balmedie, north of Aberdeen, by architects Jenkins & Marr: please note plans are not yet lodged but due this Autumn. Designs unveiled so far for the Clubhouse and 500-room hotel reveal a traditional Victorian style: 23 Aug 2006

Riverside Development
Dyce housing designed by Holmes Partnership : 8 Aug 2006

Aberdeen Sports Building
£23m Regional Sports Centre in Aberdeen designed by Reiach and Hall Architects

Aberdeen University Library Competition
Winner: Schmidt Hammer & Lassen
Aberdeen University Library competition design
image from SHL
Shortlisted: Page Park Architects, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, Moshe Safdie with Allan Murray Architects, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Bennetts Associates

Aberdeen Medical Facility – Matthew Hay Project
Bennetts Associates
£16m Medical Education Facility

Justice Mill Lane
Richard Murphy Architects
Aberdeen city centre development
former Stratosphere site redevelopment
£40m office space + landmark hotel + residential accommodation

Peacock Visual Arts – Architecture Competition:
Shortlist: 3XN – 3 x Nielsen, Reiach and Hall Architects, Richard Murphy Architects, Nicol Russell Studios
Proposed pavilion in centre of Queensgate would require removal of the Mercat Cross
Feasibility study by Nicol Russell Studios
Cancelled early 2006

Hill of Banchory Primary School
Completed in northeast Banchory, Kincardineshire by the Holmes Partnership

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Location: Aberdeen, northeast Scotland, Unted Kingdom

Aberdeen Architecture : main page

1. Aberdeen University Library Competition
2. Key Aberdeen Buildings
3. Aberdeen Society of Architects Website Launch
4. Peacock Visual Arts – Architecture Competition

Competition launched Jun 2005 for new £30m Library.

Shortlist, Oct 2005:
Schmidt Hammer & Lassen
Page Park Architects
MacCormac Jamieson Prichard
Moshe Safdie with Allan Murray Architects
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Bennetts Associates

Aberdeen Library – Brief by Tom Bostock, Reiach and Hall Architects

Library Competition Winner: to go online when announced

Foster + Partners have a building Aberdeen: Faculty of Management and Design Library at Robert Gordon University. This £18m building was completed in 1998 and features a dramatic curved steel roof.

St Nicholas House – Aberdeen City Council building due for demolition:

St Nicholas House St Nicholas House Aberdeen
photos © David Welch

3. ASA PR 3 Aug 2005

Aberdeen Society of Architects launch new Website

The Aberdeen Society of Architects have developed its presence on the internet, with a new website intended to provide an insight into ASA’s membership, its activities, and its history.

The site features images of both historic and contemporary buildings, together with ready access to architecture practices throughout the area by means of a Directory, plus links to affiliated organisations, and other fellow travellers. The site serves a dual purpose: as a means by which lay people can learn more about the work of architects in the area, and also a channel to keep local architects up to date with the activities of the chapter. There are already plans to expand the content, but meantime, the Diary section is a useful destination for anyone who wishes to find out about the latest events, seminars and conferences on the local built environment. Website: www.aberdeenarchitects.org

The website was designed by Fresh Ideas, a local graphic design practice, and its homepage features an animated version of ASA’s logo: Aberdeen’s iconic Kings College Chapel, with its imperial crown steeple. Another section of the site details the history of the ASA, setting out its birth, development, and key figures in its history such as Dr. William Kelly– the architect and antiquarian who is best remembered for “Kelly’s Cats”, the cast iron leopards on Union Bridge.

Scottish Tour

4. Peacock Visual Arts – Architecture Competition: Shortlist
3XN – 3 x Nielsen, Reiach and Hall Architects, Richard Murphy Architects, Nicol Russell Studios.
Proposed pavilion in centre of Queensgate would require removal of the Mercat Cross
Feasibility study by Nicol Russell Studios

Aberdeen Society of Architects
The Aberdeen Society of Architects (ASA), a chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, represents some 230 Chartered Architects within the City of Aberdeen, across Aberdeenshire and also Morayshire. The ASA runs a Student Awards scheme, with prizes gifted annually to students Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, and recently the ASA has instituted its own Design Awards, to recognise excellence in architecture in the area. The ASA’s main objective is to promote the interests of architects and architecture within its geographical area. The ASA website went live at the start of August 2005.

Aberdeenshire House

Aberdeen City Centre Regeneration

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