Doors open Day Aberdeen offers free access to venues across the city to make Aberdeen’s built heritage, new and old, accessible. Get involved and help celebrate architecture in all its forms - from the very ancient to ultra-modern, well-loved to little-known.
KIRK OF ST NICHOLAS UNITING: Groves-Raines restoration project. The Mither Kirk is one of the most historically important buildings in Aberdeen, with some surviving elements from the late 12th century in Collison’s Aisle. Since the reformation St Nicholas has consisted of two churches: the West and the East. Tour info here: http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/aberdeen-city/kirk-of-st-nicholas/
INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE: 1996 David Murray Associates. Stands in the atrium will present some of the outstanding research carried out in the building. The central atrium, ground floor and second floor labs are open and there are guided tours. More info here: http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/aberdeen-city/university-of-aberdeen-institute-of-medical-sciences/
KITTYBREWSTER POLICE STATION: Designed by Ryder Architecture, completed June 2015. The facility is placed in a solid plinth which merges with the landscape while the office space and local policing team are placed on the upper level in a simple, glazed pavilion structure which reflects the aspirations of Police Scotland for a facility which appears robust, simple and durable yet transparent and open to the community it serves. Tour info here: http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/aberdeen-city/kittybrewster-police-station/
Doors Open Days is a national event run by Scottish Civic Trust. Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk. Doors Open Days, along with Scottish Archaeology Month, take place throughout Scotland in September and are part of European Heritage Days.