The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm BDP Building Design Partnership Limited
19 Project Architect Scott Mackenzie
20 Type of project new building
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project The new Library was constructed as a part of the Robert Gordon University's Riverside East Project which brought the remaining three city centre schools - Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Engineering, Computing Science and Digital Media.
All academic teaching at the University is now concentrated on the Garthdee site.
c special features
22 Site The Library tower is at the heart of the University’s riverside campus in south of Aberdeen. Sited at the entrance of the new building it has spectacular views over Aberdeen
23 Architecture The Library is housed in a circular tower within the Riverside East building on the Robert Gordon University's Garthdee campus. The Library entrance is on level 5 of the tower and rises to level 9. It is constructed of poured reinforced concrete slabs. The are two lifts within the Library which give access to all floors. The building grid separation is 6 metres and the tower consists of slab to slab windows.