A cultural facility in the heart of Aberdeen will soon be dismantled and put into storage because officials don’t know what to do with it.
The Mirrored Pavilion at the Castlegate was first erected in April for the city’s Look Again art festival and the Festival of Architecture.
Designed by Robert Gordon University architect student Lucy Fisher, the reflective installation was created to serve as an information centre for visitors to the festivals.
However, after more than three months of attracting attention from locals and tourists alike, the pavilion will be removed while officials decide its fate.
No planning permission was required of the installation because it was deemed to be a temporary structure.
Jonathan Smith, the treasurer of the Castlehill and Pittodrie Community Council said he hoped Aberdeen City Council would consider allowing Castlegate locals the chance to have their say on the future of the mirrored pavilion.
Mr Smith added: “It has drawn attention to areas that residents and visitors wouldn’t usually travel to, and has certainly brought a lot of interest to the Castlegate while it has been there.
“It would be good to hear more from the council as to what the available plans could be, to see if there is an interest in the community of retaining it there or moving it elsewhere rather than just dismantling it and keeping it out of public view.
“Given how long it has been up, it would be helpful to engage with the community before deciding what should be done with it.
“It’s important that we spread out points of interest beyond just Union Street and Union Square.
“People should have good reasons to visit all the different parts of our city, and I think that’s something which could come out of the council’s city centre masterplan.”
A spokeswoman for Aberdeen City Council said: “Partners have been considering other options for using the mirrored pavilion.
“However, it has now been agreed that the structure will be dismantled in the coming weeks and put into storage for use in future years.”