This project blogsite operates as a reference and tool for the developing Cultural and Engagement Strategy for Robert Gordon University, and which includes Public Art & the Riverside strategy for it's Garthdee Campus. The blog has been prepared by Ian Banks of appointed art consultants Atoll, and who is collaborating on the strategy with new media artist Clive Gillman and lighting consultant Reg Gove of Lightfolio. The blog is focussed not just towards the Garthdee campus and University only, but explores the context of a wider Aberdeen. In terms of confidentiality, for the moment at least the blogsite is openly accessible, but does not contain information on the strategy that is deemed sensitive. This access arangement may change.

RGU Masterplan

BDP Volume 1 Stage D Report 2009

View the RGU Masterplan for Robert Gordon University's Garthdee Campus. 

Old 2006 RGU Masterplan below.

Above: An animated fly-through of Robert Gordon University's Garthdee campus development. Work started on the state of the art campus in May 2011 with Phase 1 to be finished in 2013.

Above: The Robert Gordon University is expanding and amalgamating all 3 sites to its current Garthdee Campus. The traveling population composed by staff and students will also increase and add to the congestion that already exist around Bridge of Dee; the only access to RGU Garthdee Campus from the South.

To reduce the traffic congestion at Dee Bridge and the travel time of RGU population coming from the south of Aberdeen (A90), we are suggesting the creation of a new car park at the south bank of River Dee through a new route derivate from the Dual carriageway wayA90.

The model will show current and proposed routes in 2 fly over; emphasizing the advantage of the new route in regards to the de-congestion of A90 and the creation of a new car park and a pedestrian bridge connecting the 2 river banks as well as the creation of a new student housing and associated amenities.The proposed solution will have a social and environmental impact at local and national levels, since the traveling time of the 5 last miles towards RGU Garthdee campus will be reduce from 40 minutes to 10 minutes therefore a reduction of polluting gas.