Category Archives: city square project

Musings on Mary Slessor

So this weekend in the Press & Journal we read the headline that “Sir Ian Wood said last night that projects in Africa would benefit from the £50million he has offered to Aberdeen – should the City Garden Project be … Continue reading

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And the winner is …

So, having failed to meet milestone after milestone, the City Square Gardens Design Competition has at long last drawn to a close and the Aberdeen City Gardens Trust has its final solution. Was keeping two designs “in play” just a … Continue reading

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A look at the City Square Short leet

Back in June we noted that the City Square Design Competition to raze Union Terrace Gardens had failed to generate the anticipated level of interest and subsequently we were delighted to see the headline “Union Terrace Gardens Competition ‘silly’ say RIAS” in … Continue reading

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Blundergate, Boilergate, Briefgate & Buffetgate

Aberdeen City Council really just can’t seem to keep itself out of the headlines these days can it? Even for an organisation well used to attracting controversy, July is shaping up to be quite some month – last week we saw the Blundergate, Boilergate, … Continue reading

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CitySquare Design Competition fails to generate anticipated level of interest

One hundred and fifty entries! On the morning of the 21st April 2011, the Press & Journal triumphantly proclaimed that there was “Worldwide interest over plan to transform city-centre gardens“ and stated that “Mr. Reading expects around 150 teams to register … Continue reading

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Should Heritage Lottery Funding be used to destroy heritage?

It was with some incredulity that I read the following headline in the Press & Journal of 19th March 2011 : “City Gardens bosses to apply for lottery cash”. Now to clear up any confusion right at the start – The … Continue reading

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Thought provoking performance art

Crossing the Denburn Viaduct yesterday I chanced upon this strange scene outside the Triple Kirks – at first I thought it was a protest about the Triple Kirks development but then I found that it was part of the This Is … Continue reading

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