DID QUEENSGATE MARKET BEGIN IN AFRICA?
It is acknowledged that many influences exist for the Queensgate Market Hall in Huddersfield (AJ 11.08.05).
Felix Candela and Pier Luigi Nervi head the list, followed more obscurely by Giovanni Michelucci and Willard Lien Thorsen.
But maybe, just maybe, the project architects from J. Seymour Harris had been to Morocco for their holidays, as had I, when I stumbled on this potential forerunner, situated in downtown Casablanca (right).
Beautifully simple, elegantly fragile, with much flatter hyperbolic paraboloid concrete umbrellas than the market, can anyone, please, reveal its author?
Rob Gregory, via email