Architecture Fringe 2019

Colourdeen

Architectonic installation with a goal to appreciate Aberdeen's Colour

Chester Kendell, Dele Fischer, Eilidh Walter, Jamie Christou, Jonathan Strachan, Nick Nempis, Rachael Mclean

Installation
FRI - SUN 07 - 09 June 2019 / 9am - 5pm
FREE

Marischal Square
Broad St
Aberdeen AB10 1AB

Fully accessible / Assistance dogs welcome / Children welcome

Aberdeen is often perceived as a monotonous, cloudy and rainy city, where the 'Grey City' or 'Granite City' nicknames derive from. What people may not know is that Aberdeen is also known as the 'Floral Capital of Scotland', awarded with the Britain in Bloom Best City Award multiple times, indicating the splash of colours found within its greyscale tones. The buildings themselves also have different colours within them, either as part of the original colouring of the stone or due to weathering. With the aim to bring awareness of Aberdeen's colours and unique beauty, overshadowed by the weather and stereotypes, our group is designing a pavilion developed for this year's Look Again festival in Aberdeen. The whole idea revolves around the appreciation of the rain and the hidden colours of the city by creating a simple post and beam structure that includes an interactive and fun interior. The hanged fabric and dense coloured string intent to resemble the rain and wind, with the colours and silhouettes of the local vernacular interpreting the different seasons, times of the day and important aspects of the city.

The installation is part of the Look Again Festival in Aberdeen.

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