Brief

We welcome design-led multi-disciplinary teams which should include urban designers, architects, landscape designers, engineers and cost consultants.

The project’s key themes encompass:

  • place-making
  • culture/arts
  • connectivity & inclusion
  • landscape
  • historic environment
  • sustainability

Teams’ proposals should cover –

  • raising the inaccessible, under-used Union Terrace Gardens and covering-over the unattractive Denburn dual carriageway and nearby railway line
  • street level access to green gardens designed and landscaped with trees, grass and plants for all seasons, animated with water and light features
  • use of the natural topography to follow the level changes from Union Terrace to Belmont Street with stepped and sweeping landscaping
  • a natural amphitheatre to provide a civic space for major outdoor events, gatherings, festivals and concerts
  • an inspirational building to house arts and cultural exhibitions, events and activities
  • a cosmopolitan city centre café quarter
  • a covered all-weather concourse level providing access through the bus and railway stations, the Green and Union Square