Deler Scofidio and Renfro team win competition to design Aberdeen’s £120m City Garden project
Architects Diller Scofidio and Renfro, Keppie Design and OLIN have won a competition to design Aberdeen’s £120m City Garden project.
The design, known as Granite Web, will turn the central Denburn valley site into a more accessible green space.
The team beat competition from architect Foster+Partners in partnership with Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture and four other groups, which included engineer Buro Happold, consultant Arup and architect Archial Group.
Charles Renfro, partner at Diller Scofidio and Renfro, said: “The steep competition drove us that much harder to do more research, to understand the site more thoroughly, to dig deeper into our creative reserve and our technical expertise to find a daring, thoughtful and beautiful solution.”
A jury of local politicians and business people made the final decision having received feedback from the public who were able to view the designs in a gallery last October.
Sir Duncan Rice, chair of the jury, added: “The Diller Scofidio team had thought long and hard about Aberdeen’s special history and unique needs. They are flexible and responsive, and the thrilling concept they have offered will continue to adapt and evolve as discussion proceeds.”