GKA wins competition to design Aberdeen Covid Memorial

We are honoured to have been selected as the designers of the Aberdeen Covid Memorial. The memorial will be located in the city’s Bon Accord Gardens and is being delivered by Greenspace Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. We hope it will serve as a timeless tribute to those affected by the pandemic and a beacon of hope for future generations.

Aberdeen owes its nickname of “the granite city” due to the prevalent use of granite in its urban landscape. However, it also symbolizes the city’s endurance and strength, making it an integral part of the city’s identity. We wanted to reflect this within the design of the memorial by designing a contemporary reinterpretation of a traditional Scottish Cairn made entirely from upcycled granite salvaged from the city itself and given new life within the memorial.

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