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“Creating good architecture is an art form. It is also the art of dialogue. This project is tremendously important, not only for the University itself but also for the local community, and for the Scottish nation. It’s a great honour to be a partner in creating this manifestation of the ambitions of a truly outstanding and forward-thinking institution of learning. We have designed a number of libraries in Scandinavia and feel that the chemistry between the Scots and the Danes is excellent. We are looking forward to developing the project to house the University’s priceless collections, working with its academic and local communities, and helping to attract funding towards a library worthy of this historic setting in Aberdeen.”
Morten Schmidt, Principal Project Partner, schmidt hammer lassen.
Danish design team schmidt hammer lassen has been chosen as design partner for the library project following a competition which challenged architects across the world to create a library design for the city and the University of Aberdeen. The contest attracted almost 100 responses, 40 full submissions and a shortlist of six.
The Scandinavian architects were selected on the strength of their
approach and vision, backed by an impressive portfolio of outstanding
public buildings, including:
- the extension to the Royal Danish Library, now an iconic feature of the Copenhagen waterfront
- the award-winning Växjö Library and recently inaugurated library in Halmstad both in Sweden
- the prize-winning ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark.
Above: The Royal Danish Library by schmidt hammer lassen
Find out more about schmidt hammer lassen, including their design philosophy and portfolio of award-winning projects by visiting their website www.shl.dk
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