Locals in Aberdeen to vote on park design

The winning design from an international competition for the redevelopment of Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen is to go to referendum.

The design, including bridges and ramped areas of grassland, was chosen last week by judges for the City Garden Project. Locals will be asked to vote on the concept and if they tick "yes", detailed designs will be produced for planners.

"The design provides more garden space and promotes the city's historic bridged streets," the judges said. "Features such as balustrades and statues will be retained."

But Friends of Union Terrace Gardens said the people of Aberdeen had voted against the project and accused the council of pushing ahead with the destruction of the gardens (HW, 30 September 2011).

Landscape architect Olin Studio worked with US architect Diller Scofidio & Renfro and local firm Keppie Design on the design, with art gallery and performance spaces.

"By making the park more accommodating to users, it can become a magnet for this energetic city," said lead architect Charles Renfro.


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