Comment on: Last chance for Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium
The only redeeming feature of the new proposal are the fireworks masking the view to it. Would be such a shame to see the original one demolished. I hope the campaign is successful.
Once again Hall McKnight deliver a superior building on a modest scale. Congratulations.
Soulless, lifeless, thoughtless, uninspiring, all words that really should not describe a site and potential building to narrate this dark period of Irish history but the above images not only embrace them but embody them.
When you have architects like Hall McKnight, Ciaran Mackel, Grafton Architects, O'Donnell Tuomey to name but a few at your disposal (some on your doorstep) The aforementioned architects understand history, context, culture, memory and grain, Mr Libeskind or Mr Copy and Paste does not.
A truly horrific appointment in the first place is strengthened further with this truly shocking and disrespectful proposal. This is a complete smack in the face to all who lived during and are now left with the memories of the H Blocks and the Troubles.
Libeskind and messrs McAdam Design (I presume the "Design" title is for chuckles) are merely trampling on those memories with this banal, unsympathetic, contextually devoid recycled design.
@Louis - Pessac! That was the scheme that was on the tip of my tongue!
I think its wonderful that the residents have customised and personalised the development as a reflection of their individuality and have adapted and use the spaces to their needs. It is galling to hear Architects protesting the personalisation and habitation of a design they have no say over. The housing scheme has won numerous awards, has been featured in many publications and no doubt has given the relevant architects more commissions as a result. But how the buildings are used post design and occupancy is outside their remit.