Archinect - News 2017-10-22T09:59:08-04:00 Diller Scofidio + Renfro plans for Aberdeen city centre turned down by City Council Amir Mikhaeil 2012-08-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T22:07:06-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Proposals to reinvigorate the city centre of Aberdeen, Scotland by High Line architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been rejected by City Councillors. [...] The Full Council voted 22-20 - with one abstention - to reject the scheme but agreed to retain proposals to refurbish Aberdeen Art Gallery, redevelop the site of the City Council&rsquo;s former St Nicholas House headquarters and the Upper Denburn area, and to invest in &lsquo;City Circle&rsquo; plans to make the city better connected for pedestrians.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A "dog's dinner of crap concrete" Nam Henderson 2012-06-15T11:14:00-04:00 >2012-06-15T13:02:05-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It seems to me Aberdeen thinks in terms of a consumerist society, where the solution is: "Well, put more shops in and get more business." I think it's a mistake; the same mistake they made back in the 60s.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The singer Annie Lennox has made a scathing attack on plans for a &pound;140m privately run park (aka the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aberdeen City Garden Project</a>) in the centre of her home city of Aberdeen. Sir Ian Wood an Aberdonian oil industry magnate, has offered to give at least &pound;50m towards the project.&nbsp;Tom Smith, chairman of Aberdeen City Gardens Trust, which is leading the project, said it was designed to revitalise the city centre, and increasing the amenities and green space, yet the project seeks to replace the existing sunken gardens with the Granite Web proposal by&nbsp;Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Keppie Design.</p>