The entire roof was removed and a new copper-clad element built onto the existing granite walls
Hoskins Architects for Aberdeen City Council
Contract value: undisclosed
Sensitively refurbished and extended over a 10 year period, the city’s old art gallery now has major new exhibition and education spaces. It also has greatly improved visitor facilities, wayfinding, accessibility and circulation; a complete renewal of servicing and environmental control systems; and much improved art handling, storage, back of house and study facilities.
In the most dramatic intervention of the project the entire roof was removed and a new copper-clad element built onto the existing granite walls. it now houses flexible, naturally lit gallery spaces, as well as a new exhibition space overlooking the upgraded Sculpture Court. The new copper-clad rooftop signals the gallery’s return to participation in the life of the city and offers visitors a new perspective on Aberdeen itself.