Aberdeen is a city with an unclear future. With sustained decline of the oil industry, the social and economic attitudes of Aberdeen are changing, and the city is realising it needs to prepare sustainable plans for a post oil future. Alongside this, the city’s population is expected to grow meaning new employment opportunities and affordable housing will be essential to Aberdeen’s progression.

It is these issues the project will focus on, looking to create a social, private housing and mixed-use commercial development. Key to this will be its integration with existing dwellings, enhancing what is already there and the interaction between various user groups. Focusing on social and individual change, the project will seek to create spaces and communities that are transformative but functional while making a meaningful contribution to society.

The main ambition with the design is to drive Aberdeen’s housing market into 21st century living, creating a benchmark for housing design and improve its civic vision. As the city grows and changes, the project will help to give an identity that moulds anew inclusion of each new generation through architecture that is powerful and pliable.

 

The project will focus on a range of multi-dwelling housing, catering for families and young professionals with a mix of commercial outlets. The main ambition with the design is to create spaces that can be flexible and suited for a mixed community. The project will provide various sized flats and houses along with communal spaces throughout, enhancing social interaction of the residents. Creating communities that are directly involved in the running of social enterprises and integrate the idea of multi-generational living.

The design is intended to take inspiration from Footdee and implement them in a sustainable and contemporary manner. Pitched roof forms will be evident throughout the design and materials will have a direct relationship with Footdee, allowing the development to be a modern example of what can be achieved in affordable, social housing in Aberdeen.

High Density Housing

Craig MacKenzie

High Density Housing

Craig MacKenzie

Aberdeen is a city with an unclear future. With sustained decline of the oil industry, the social and economic attitudes of Aberdeen are changing, and the city is realising it needs to prepare sustainable plans for a post oil future. Alongside this, the city’s population is expected to grow meaning new employment opportunities and affordable housing will be essential to Aberdeen’s progression.

It is these issues the project will focus on, looking to create a social, private housing and mixed-use commercial development. Key to this will be its integration with existing dwellings, enhancing what is already there and the interaction between various user groups. Focusing on social and individual change, the project will seek to create spaces and communities that are transformative but functional while making a meaningful contribution to society.

The main ambition with the design is to drive Aberdeen’s housing market into 21st century living, creating a benchmark for housing design and improve its civic vision. As the city grows and changes, the project will help to give an identity that moulds anew inclusion of each new generation through architecture that is powerful and pliable.

 

The project will focus on a range of multi-dwelling housing, catering for families and young professionals with a mix of commercial outlets. The main ambition with the design is to create spaces that can be flexible and suited for a mixed community. The project will provide various sized flats and houses along with communal spaces throughout, enhancing social interaction of the residents. Creating communities that are directly involved in the running of social enterprises and integrate the idea of multi-generational living.

The design is intended to take inspiration from Footdee and implement them in a sustainable and contemporary manner. Pitched roof forms will be evident throughout the design and materials will have a direct relationship with Footdee, allowing the development to be a modern example of what can be achieved in affordable, social housing in Aberdeen.