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University of Aberdeen library scoops top planning award

The University of Aberdeen, in partnership  Aberdeen City Council were the overall winners at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning in Edinburgh last night.


The Sir Duncan Rice Library opened two years ago and provides a world-class learning environment for students and the wider community. The building was the overall winner at the Scottish Government sponsored awards.  

The judges praised the building by saying that - "Quite simply, it is a stunning building which operates sustainably and is set within high quality public realm."

Aberdeen City Council's Marischal College headquarters was also shortlisted in the 'Development on the Ground' category.

More information on the awards is available from the Scottish Government website -

and at Aberdeen City Council's website -

Further information on the award-winning building is available from the University website and that of the architects (schmidt hammer lasson).




15 November 2013