Eden Project Dundee shortlisted for prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards 2024

8 JULY 2024

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FCBStudios are putting Regenerative Design on a world stage as Eden Project Dundee is set to be presented in Singapore as a finalist at the largest live architectural awards program in the world.
The project has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival awards 2024 in the Civic category, following confirmation that the regenerative scheme has been granted planning approval.
Due for completion in 2026, the project is set to transform a disused gasworks in Dundee’s docklands into Eden Earthworks. It will offer a place to explore how we can learn from and reconnect with nature to achieve a better future for people and the planet, asking visitors to recognise that they too are a part of the Earth’s ecosystem.
The venues will feature a world of immersive and interactive experiences combining exhibits, performance, learning, play, immersive experiences, world-class horticulture, live music, art, and food, beverage and retail spaces, all integrated as essential parts of the overall experience.

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Embracing Regenerative Design

We are embracing Eden’s Regenerative Charter in their approach through a resilient scheme to restore biodiversity to the site, as well as reusing existing materials to create an immersive pedagogic facility. 
True to this ethos, collaboration has been at the heart of this scheme. The city itself has been closely integrated in the project from the beginning - an extensive and engaging consultation fed into the submission of the planning application, while the city council are acting as co-creators. 
The brownfield docklands site and its former gasholder will be reconnected with the city via pathways, pedestrian and cycle routes, and, critically, a new bridge which connects the communities of the North of the site to the Tay estuary. 
Beyond the boundaries of the site, the project aims to engage a network of community groups across Dundee through a collective of Guilds, drawing on the history of the city’s Nine Incorporated Trades and Three United Trades. Eden are already engaging in a series of regenerative projects with the local community across the city including the planting of 14 hectares of wildflower meadows.
Building a regenerative future requires a commitment to positive transformation and Eden Project Dundee aims to show how this shift in perspective can become a reality. The experience gained already by those working on the scheme fed into a symposium hosted in our London studio last month, bringing people together from across the sector to look at demystifying regenerative design and enabling widescale adoption of regenerative principles. The outputs of this symposium will be collated into a Regenerative Design Primer.

Our team will present the project live at the World Architecture Festival 6-8 November 2024.