|The Granite City, Aberdeen, Scotland © Diller, Scofidio + Renfro|
|Aberdeen City Garden, Scotland © Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.|
The regeneration of the city is in heart of this project. Apparently, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro (DSR) seem to address crucial questions of what it means to be urban, actively engaged with ecological context.
|Aberdeen City Garden, Scotland © Diller Scofidio and Renfro.|
Below is DSR's presentation:
The Aberdeen City Garden will fuse Nature and Culture into a vital social network at the heart of the city. Rejecting the classical model of the cultural building isolated on the green, the Garden extends the surrounding urban fabric as an elastic web of 3-dimensional interconnections across its site. The warp and weft of urban lines support both park and cultural activities within a resilient fabric of layered programs, conjoining history with the contemporary and the urbane with the pastoral. Stretching across the historic river site, this parkland web is permeable, revealing a multi-tiered archeology while connecting to the city's emergent future as a technological hub for art, performance, leisure and commerce.
The Aberdeen City Garden is scheduled for completion by 2016.
|Aberdeen City Garden © Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.|
Project: Public Park
Architects: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
Principal-in-Charge: Charles Renfro
Project leader: Albert Cavallero
Type: Public park
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of Completion: By 2016