Patrik Tahotny

The new Doric Culture Centre (CC) is in the heart of Aberdeen, Denburn. The building sits on top of a concrete deck, which was previously occupied by a health centre CC is composed of two building facing each other, while naturally creating a civic square between them.

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One of the biggest changes was introduction of a bridge connecting the Aber den Art Gallery straight with DCC. Creating a connection between the city centre and Denburn area is one of the main aims of DCC. The Doric dialect represents the intangible cultural heritage of Northeastern Scots, which has shaped this region as we know it now. Even though, the dialect is not used as it was before, it still plays a huge role in the Aberdonian culture.

In order to design a representable centre for ‘Doric’, the choice of rough and natural material seemed like obvious choice. Tough and long winters has shaped the North-eastern to be able withstand any conditions. While the materiality played a huge role in the design pro- cess, the context where this building will co-live had to be also taken into consideration Doric mostly represents a life in the rural sapces, outside of the city. Therefore, DCC features a lot of landscape area, trying to bring nature into the centre of the city.

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