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Poetic licence


The opening speech was by Stephen Feber, client for Magna, who described the briefing process. Having no time to write a conventional brief, he said, he wrote a poem, or at least adapted a traditional Taoist one. Although he forgot to give the poem to the architect in the end, he said it fulfilled the brief admirably. Feber's undelivered poem read:

'Take what is dark for the light that it gives;

And what is small for the size that it is;

And what is weak for the strength that it has;

And all will be well;

This is called the art of design.' Don't give up the day job just yet, Stephen.

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