Aidan Dempsey

Shipyard Bar located just next to the Maritime Museum in Shiprow is a new entertainment venue for underground music in Aberdeen. Due to the maritime history of the area as well as the sites strong links to the past such as the historic wall, we have used a number of these inspirations going forward with our design. On ap­proach to the bar you are met with a harsh Corten wall similar the old, rusted ship of the harbour, leading you through the historic wall allowing you to get up close to it through to the overgrown garden with sculptures provided by the Maritime Museum. Once inside the application of materials is much softer, flowing, undulat­ing baffles that respond to the intimacy of the environment below that give a strong sense of rhythm similar to the ocean and the movement of social activity.

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