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Winning Concept

From seven shortlisted designs, the concept from wHY was unanimously selected as the winner of the international competition.

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From simply keeping touch, or volunteering your time to help maintain the Gardens, to making a donation, you can be part of the project to reimagine West Princes Street Gardens.

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Survey results

We asked the public for their views and feedback on the plans to revitalise West Princes Street Gardens;  the results were overwhelmingly positive and you can see the summary of the findings here.

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Ross Development Trust (RDT) Edinburgh

Our Mission

To create a unique, internationally recognisable venue for all to enjoy, in an attractive and reanimated West Princes Street Gardens, as a year round, socially inclusive centre promoting a diversity of cultural activities.

Edinburgh has historically excelled in the promotion of its assets based on its tradition, history and outstanding beauty; with the Castle and Old Town internationally recognised by their unique setting.

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Robert Louis Stevenson memorial in West Princes Street Gardens

Robert Louis Stevenson Day

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  Today marks Robert Louis Stevenson’s 167th birthday.  We have showcased the humble memorial to him that lies in West Princes Street Gardens before, and his many stories and poems…

Survey results

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We asked Edinburgh’s residents and visitors what they thought of West Princes Street Gardens and the Trust’s plans to revitalise the city’s much-loved Gardens.  We’d like to thank everyone who…

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5 places to see and do within 5 minutes of the Gardens

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For citizens of Edinburgh and visitors alike, the Gardens provide a place to relax, unwind, have a wander and take in the views.  Sometimes, if the weather is inclement for…

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We are looking forward to working with wHY to develop our vision for West Princes Street Gardens. Over the next few months, we will work with the design team and the people of Edinburgh to develop the brief for the Gardens. It’s an exciting time for the City.

Andy NealTrustee, The Ross Development Trust

To be selected from so many extraordinary thinkers is an honour. We felt a personal connection to the Gardens and believe our design embodies how important collaboration and people are to making a place remarkable.

Kulapat YantrasastFounder and Creative Director of wHY

This is a special opportunity for a special place, not just for Edinburgh but the world. The new Ross Pavilion and Gardens draw from the rich natural history, heritage and creative spirit of Scotland, embodying a model approach for integrating public architecture and urban space in a top global city. Our team looks forward to realising this vision with the Ross Development Trust and the people of Edinburgh.

Mark ThomannwHY’s Landscape Design Director

wHY is a creative force that has the rare skill of being able to produce design that is exciting yet also sensitive and humane – it is a delight to see them win so exuberantly.

Malcolm ReadingCompetition Director

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If you are excited about the projects we would be delighted if you wish to help contribute financially to what we have planned.

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There will be a number of opportunities to help contribute with improvements in the Gardens. Find out how you can help.

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