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Aberdeen Sports Village, North East Scotland
Aberdeenshire Regional Sports Centre Building – design by Reiach and Hall Architects
14 Mar 2011
Aberdeen Sports Village
Reiach and Hall Architects are pleased to say, Aberdeen Sports Village has just won the ‘Health / Education + Leisure Building Award,’ as part of the Aberdeen Society of Architects Chapter Awards, announced on 11th March 2011.
The Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards have been established to raise the public profile of good architecture, creating a showcase for the profession, recognising quality whilst demonstrating architects’ skills and the contribution of projects to the built environment.
Aberdeen Sports Village is a major sports building sited to the north eastern coastal edge of the UK. The project was funded by Aberdeen City Council, University of Aberdeen and SportsScotland with the intention to create a state of the art facility which would increase community participation in sport and help elite athletes maximise their performance.
Sport is about commitment and discipline, but it’s also about having fun. The building takes this thought as inspiration: It is rigorously planned, but contains gestures and elements relating to sport and play. Accommodating a vast range of sports spaces, the building delivers creative responses to social, economic and technical sustainability, inclusion and opportunity; it is of local and national importance. Already pre-selected as a training base for the 2012 Olympics, the award winning Aberdeen Sports Village sets the template for all such ventures in Scotland and boasts, amongst other firsts for Scotland, the only indoor straight 135 metre-long track.
The completed project includes a 9 court multipurpose games hall, indoor athletics training facility, full size indoor FIFA 3G 2 star football pitch, squash courts, Dojo, multipurpose games room, fitness suite, Aberdeen Institute of Sport offices, licensed cafe and changing facilities. New external FIFA 3G 2 star pitch, 2 no. seven a side pitches, changing facilities and 500 seat stand. Our services provided include brief writing, option appraisal, visualisations, model making, full architectural design service, site inspection and sports consultancy in collaboration with KSS Design Group.
“The future of sport in Scotland might just be Aberdeen Sports Village.”
Martin Hannan, The Scotsman, August 2009
“I’ve trained in buildings like this all over the world and this is one of the very best”
Jason Gardener MBE Olympic Gold Medallist
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Aberdeen Sports Village design : Reiach and Hall Architects
Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre – News Update
sportscotland to commit up to £7m towards the £24.5m Grampian Regional Sports Facility at the Chris Anderson Stadium Project in Aberdeen, which includes £2m of sportscotland Lottery funding.
The Grampian Regional Sports Centre development is subject to £17.4m funding equally supplied from Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen University. The three-storey building is to maximise natural daylight and is to have a local combined heat and power plant. Dec 2006
Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre News
Drivers Jonas appointed as project managers for a new £23m Regional Sports Centre in Aberdeen.
The regional sports centre is one of six regional centres planned for Scotland and is being funded by the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland.
The centre has been designed by Reiach & Hall Architects. It will be built next to the existing Chris Anderson 400m outdoor athletics track to create a hub of sporting excellence. The centre will include an indoor synthetic football pitch, indoor athletics centre, 9-court sports hall, fitness centre, dance studio and other sports facilities.
Work due to start on site in 2007. The centre is due for completion in late 2008.
Aberdeen Regional Sports Centre images / information from Reiach and Hall Architects
Location:Aberdeen Sports Centre, Aberdeen, UK
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