DS+R and OLIN To Spin Granite Web In Aberdeen

International, Ticker
Friday, March 2, 2012
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Yesterday voters in Aberdeen, Scotland narrowly approved a plan to transform Union Terrace Gardens in the heart of the city into an ambitious hybrid park and cultural center designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro with OLIN, according to The Scotsman. The project is estimated to cost £140 million, though Sir Ian Wood, an oil services tycoon, has pledged £50 million toward the project. Aberdeen is known as the Granite City, and the design creates a new series of granite pathways criss-crossing over the sloping site, dividing it into different programmatic zones, including an amphitheater, exhibition hall, and a number of gardens.

2 Responses to “DS+R and OLIN To Spin Granite Web In Aberdeen”

  1. Amazing project! But you would think an oil tycoon could give more than 50 pounds! ;)

  2. Corrected, thanks.

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