Media Release: Archial wins Aberdeen Society of Architects Award for marine operations centre


ARCHIAL, one of the country’s largest architectural practices and a member of the global, Ingenium Group of companies, has won an Aberdeen Society of Architects Award for its striking design of the Marine Operations Centre in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Harbour Board awarded Archial the commission for the £3.7 million Marine Operations Centre following a limited design competition at the end of 2003. The building succeeds the nearby Navigation Control Centre known as ‘The Roundhouse’, built in 1803.

Located on a prominent site at the entry to Aberdeen Harbour, the building design is based on two, interlocking curvilinear forms, which echo coastal and maritime architecture. The building is organised around a strict set of operational criteria in terms of security, visibility and interior comfort.

The Aberdeen Society of Architects, a chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, represents some 200 Chartered Architects within the City of Aberdeen, across Aberdeenshire and Morayshire.


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Date 15th March 2011

Notes to Editors

  • Archial is an international architectural specialist with public and private-sector clients. Its diverse portfolio includes work in corporate, education, government, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, residential, retail and transport sectors and it employs approximately 300 employees in offices throughout England and Scotland. The award-winning Archial organisation has been known for delivering intelligent solutions that combine creative excellence with commercial success.
  • Delivering global building solutions, the 900 employees of the privately held Ingenium Group of companies offer an extensive range of architectural, engineering, land use and development planning, interior design, project management, construction, design-build and partnership services through offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. It has a broad and diverse portfolio of completed work within the commercial, government, transportation and lifestyle sectors, comprising some of the largest building projects in the world. The Ingenium Group member company brands include Archial, Alsop Sparch, NORR, Giffels, CION and Westpro. For more information:

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