Design selected for new Aberdeenshire wedding and corporate venue

Visualisation 1The north-east public have picked their favourite design for a new wedding and corporate venue which have been on display at Bon Accord centre as part of an exhibition by Robert Gordon University (RGU) architecture students.

Nearly 700 votes were cast over the last week, with Magdalena Wloczka’s design to transform the grounds of Elsick House in Aberdeenshire proving the most popular.

The year two Architectural Design students were tasked with developing plans for a bespoke ballroom venue in the walled garden of Elsick Estate, capable of hosting up to 200 people.

Elsick House sits at the heart of the Elsick Estate, which is currently undergoing a complete transformation from agricultural land to the new town development of Chapelton.

RGU Architecture Elsick House_004-(ZF-6651-14502-1-018)Working closely with the Duchess of Fife, whose family own the estate, the students worked hard to develop a variety of creative proposals.

Winning student Magdalena, who is currently taking part in an Erasmus exchange in Amsterdam, said: “Firstly I would love to congratulate everyone, as all the projects are of such a high quality, I am truly proud to have my work presented amongst all my talented classmates.

“It makes it even a bigger honour to be voted favourite and I would like to thank everyone for the votes. It is such a rewarding moment to have my work appreciated and let it speak for itself after all the hard work I’ve put into it.

“Finally, I wanted to congratulate the exhibition team and thank them for making it all possible.”

RGU Architecture Elsick House_003-(ZF-6651-14502-1-017)The winner was announced last night at a special VIP event, where members of the public who had engaged with the exhibition were invited along to see the winning proposal and meet with the Duke and Duchess and the students.

The Duchess of Fife added: “We are delighted with the public’s response to the Bon Accord exhibition, but not surprised.

“The Scott Sutherland students have shown themselves throughout the Elsick House project to be hardworking, creative and practical - a joy to work with.

“The fact that over 600 people engaged with their plans and voted shows how well it was displayed and how relevant their models were. They have brought forward many brilliant elements that we will incorporate into our new garden ballroom that we are creating at Elsick.”

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