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New search for Union Terrace Gardens design team begins


Surely the brief would be pretty well met by the original competition winners (although I don't know what their original design would cost to build - perhaps Sir Ian Wood could be prevailed upon to make up the difference from all or part of the £50 million that he previously offered). Going back to Brisac Gonzalez might involve some of the city politicians having to swallow their pride, and I don't know how easy that would be - and Brisac Gonzalez might take some persuading after their previous treatment, they'd be justified in asking for their money up front. But, compared with London's 'garden bridge', their scheme surely represented a far more worthy and less contentious (really) asset to a city. They are genuine competition winners - and, as far as I can recollect, Sir Ian Wood's sponsorship for the DS+R design was offered without strings.

Posted date

14 June, 2016

Posted time

7:52 pm