brisac gonzalez: peacock visual arts centre, scotland brisac gonzalez: peacock visual arts centre, scotland
oct 22, 2009

brisac gonzalez: peacock visual arts centre, scotland

rendering of the new peacock visual arts centre which will be situated on three stepped terraces

designed by brisac gonzalez architects, the aim of the peacock visual arts centre’s new building in aberdeen, scotland is to seamlessly integrate the structure into the union terrace gardens of its surrounding environment. set for completion in 2010, the building will be situated on three stepped terraces within the gardens. because of its positioning, the centre will be accessed from the top down, via the roof plane which is at street level. the roof also acts as a public terrace for communal activities and various outdoor events. the visual art centre will include printmaking workshops, exhibition spaces, offices and restaurant and will house the aberdeen city council’s arts development and education spaces. the architectural construction allows an abundance of natural light into the interior.

the building’s structure is physically integrated into the gardens

the building will house new gallery spaces



the terraces

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