New Academic Facilities for Robert Gordon University

BDP

The new building at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen comprises the departments of pharmacy and life science, computing, engineering and library facilities, and consolidates all the University's academic facilities onto one riverside campus. Sitting on the banks of the River Dee, the building form seeks to respond to its context by taking maximum advantage of the views and amenity offered by the riverside location. The building is arranged as two 'shallow plan' linear teaching blocks grouped around an internal street and courtyard space. The majority of teaching accommodation is arranged on the north face where maximum benefit can be made of the diffuse, natural north light. More socially centred spaces, such as the refectory, face south towards the river.

Location

Garthdee Road
ABERDEEN AB10 7QG
United Kingdom

Contact

John McManus
Office Chairman
john.mcmanus@bdp.com

Client

Robert Gordon University

Completed

March 2013

Size

34,000m2

Categories

  • Education