Virtual Camera Obscura

Mon. 18 - Fri. 29 Sep 2017  


Free limited numbers


The first ever Virtual Camera Obscura will be in Marischal College Quadrangle where you can look over Aberdeen city from a different perspective.

Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura is one of the main tourist attractions for very good reason; the images projected on to a round table reduce buildings and the landscape to a scale which people find easy to relate to. We will replicate this magic by the use of a drone, GPS positioned above the new pop-up pavilion, in the centre of the quadrangle at Marischal College. The live videos will be beamed to the pavilion and digitally projected on to the table. From this vantage point we should be able to show a lot of the inner city landmarks and the houses where many of our visitors live.

The new Pop-up Pavilion is a versatile replacement for the FoA 2016 Mirrored Pavilion. It is designed as a nonagon to be portable, lightweight and adaptable for a number of different venues and functions both indoor & outdoor. Initially the pavilion will be required as the projection chamber for the Virtual Camera Obscura. The nonagon allows the construction elements, floor, walls and roof to be assembled each in 3 parts to form a strong and robust structure; think triangulation. Future ideas include removing one wall section to form a small stage or replacing it with glazed panels. This project has built-in legacy.


Marischal College Quadrangle
Broad Street
United Kingdom

Mon - Fri 10.00am - 5.00pm

No parking allowed in Broad Street but 3 parking spaces for disabled drivers are available in Queen Street on a first come first served basis. Easy access for wheelchair users from the entrance to the Quadrangle.

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Organised by

Aberdeen Society of Architects
United Kingdom

We are a Chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland,and represent some 200 chartered Architects within the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

The ASA's main aim is to promote the interests of Architects and Architecture within the area.