“We are delighted to be working with award-winning, international architects Brisac Gonzalez on their first Scottish building which will undoubtedly be a stunning new addition to both the cultural and architectural landscape of the north of Scotland. The design, a £13m development, has already won praise from Architecture + Design Scotland for its sensitive style and the collaborative approach taken to make it a reality. Already dubbed‘The Northern Light’, its north-facing glass terraces will be located in the heart of Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens.
Importantly, the new building offers us the opportunity to create a brand new model for an arts organisation in the 21st century, housing gallery space, printmaking, television and dance studios, workshops, digital and film-making facilities and space for hosting film, music and talks. This pioneering partnership between Aberdeen City Council and Peacock Visual Arts will bring together four of the city’s key arts organisations together under one roof in an innovative and imaginative way.
For Peacock, this is the culmination of a 10-year journey which has transformed our internationally-respected printmakers workshop into one of Scotland’s finest contemporary arts organisations.
We hope that the new centre will be a beacon of creativity in the north of Scotland and help position Aberdeen on par with other northern European cultural centres such as Stavanger, Copenhagen and Helsinki.”