Aberdeen Contemporary Construction Company ‘Reflects’ On RGU Student Structure

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Banchory-based contemporary construction company, Dab Den is celebrating the completion and opening of a striking temporary installation, the Mirrored Pavilion, which was unveiled in Aberdeen last week.

Dab Den specialises in the design and build of luxury garden rooms, extensions and new build houses, and were the main contractor for the project.

The Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival and Aberdeen Society of Architects officially unveiled the Mirrored Pavilion at the Castlegate last Friday (15th April). Lord Provost George Adam officially opened the structure.

The five by seven metre installation houses 30 people, as well as serving as a venue for workshops and pop-up showcases and is an information and event hub for the Festival of Architecture 2016.

11 designs were presented to the public and 300 votes cast at the Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival in 2015. Lucy Fisher, a second year architecture student from Robert Gordon University (RGU), was selected as the winner of the Architecture Design Competition with her Mirrored Pavilion concept. The installation is designed to reflect back the historical architecture of the area through a simple yet beautiful sculptural form.

Kat Davies, owner and director of Dab Den, says: “Kerr and I were both students at RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment so were delighted to get involved. Our business has diversified into a construction company so it was good to be able to assist and support the young future architects, ‘Smart Aberdeen’ and the Architecture Festival. It has been a very challenging timescale, but it’s great to be involved. I can imagine Lucy was thrilled seeing her design brought to life and to be shared with the people of Aberdeen.”

“We very much enjoyed Lucy’s concept as our aesthetic is a sleek and modern approach that complements old and new buildings alike. The juxtaposition of the mirrored futuristic installation set against historical buildings such as the Citadel makes for an interesting focal point.”

Lucy, now in the third year of her course, said: “I was so excited to find out that I had won the competition and still can’t believe it is actually being built. It has been very interesting to take part and help with the various stages from design to construction. I have been really looking forward to seeing it completed and am thrilled with the response it has had so far.”

For further information on Dab Den and to speak to Kat or Kerr please contact 01330 833861 or visit www.dabden.com

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