What does a rooftop garden in Oxford, a masterplan for a new destination in Kaliningrad inspired by Kant’s Rules for Happiness and the recovery of Aberdeen’s most important green space have in common? They’re all LDA Design projects in with a shot of winning a golden Pineapple from The Developer magazine.
First and foremost about people: Oktyabrsky Island
A green heart for the granite city: Union Terrace Gardens
In the running for Future Place is Union Terrace Gardens (UTG), a landmark Aberdeen City Council and LDA Design collaboration. Before we were commissioned to explore design solutions for Aberdeen’s central Victorian green space, proposed improvement plans had failed to find universal support.
Our vision will help the council realise its ambition to create a central hub for events, new small- scale commercial activity, horticulture, art and technology within a historic park setting. Success rests on creating a lively, year-round destination, improving facilities, accessibility and connectivity. Recovery means a place much loved but blighted with anti-social behaviour will become a new cultural quarter for Aberdeen and a catalyst for wider regeneration.
Well done to the strong partnerships and teams behind these projects. And good luck.