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Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

The entire roof was removed and a new copper-clad element built onto the existing granite walls

Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes

Hoskins Architects for Aberdeen City Council
Contract value: undisclosed
GIA: 7,741m2 

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.

  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery. Credit: Gillian Hayes
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