Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

7th April 2019

Marischal College, Aberdeen

Marischal College is the second largest granite building in the World, after the Escorial in Spain.

It is a blend of two styles: A. Marshall Mackenzie’s ‘perpendicular gothic’ (1890s) and Archibald Simpson’s earlier more austere architecture (1837). The overall style is a combination of different aesthetics and the opportunities given by various granite working technologies. 

Simpson’s older building is built of Rubislaw stone and the modern gothic from Kemnay granite. Although originally constructed for Aberdeen University, it recently under went extensive restoration work and since 2011 has been the headquarters for Aberdeen City Council.”


Marischal College: VisitAberdeenshire

“It was constructed as part of the University of Aberdeen. The university still uses parts of the building to house a museum and for ceremonial events, although, since 2011, it has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. Today, it provides corporate office space and public access to council services, adjacent to the Town House, the city’s historic seat of local government.”

Wikipedia Page: Marischal College, Aberdeen

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I am one of the Conference Chairs for ITiCSE 2019.

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