Winner chosen for controversial Union Terrace Gardens competition

The long-awaited result of a controversial competition to redesign Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen is over.

Winning design for the Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen - image: City Garden Design
Winning design for the Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen - image: City Garden Design

Judges chose a design with bridges, ramped areas of grassland and trees, with landscape architecture by Olin Studio.

The internationally acclaimed practice Diller Scofidio & Renfro and local company Keppie Design will tackle architectural elements including an art gallery.

"The winning design celebrates and reinterprets the topography of the city and the dramatic cascade of the Denburn Valley," said the judges.

Locals will vote on the concept in a referendum and if they tick ‘yes’, detailed designs will be produced for a planning application.


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