chris Dyson's Comments
The point about perimeter blocks and street scale is well made. I firmly believe we can achieve the similar high densities without towers and with amixture of tenure it only takes a will we all live 'cheek by jowl' in London, that is what makes London so great and dtynamic, ghettos of rich or poor folks should be avoided at all costs... What we need streets and squares not left over spaces after an efficient tower plan has been implimented....
This is a great project / opportuity to create a strong counterpoint to the area’s exisitng strong artistic and commercial activities and create a richer social mix by providing a sense of place and identity, a place to idle stand and stare. Nearly 300 years of history is a fascinating tapestry to work with!
Healthrow airport as a new urban village in london, redeveloping and thinking of the future of london ? And build a sustainable new airport at the isle of grain. This would make for two viable and sustainable communities. Perhaps these ideas are too bold for this government? If implemented they would drive london forward as the Victorians did so well.
beautiful and sensible wonderful use of concrete
beautiful and elegant
Expandinhg Heathrow is not an option for those who live there or most londoners. the new island is a good idea and one that has been around for some time before boris picked it up for that reason it makes sense, the east has benefited hugely from the olympics and the improvement in infrastructure that brought with it. the birds will find a new home in the estuary the ship can be moved these are poor excuses for delaying sensible economic development of a much blighted area of the thames estuary.
fits well in context almost classical in proportions and form the rotunda seen over roof tops most elegant
i completely support these views, we must make it easier for talented women architects to follow through their careers in a fulfilling way that will ultimately benefit society. we must lead the way as a developed nation in a sensible and pragmatic way.
This is great news!, we can all look forward i hope, to a much welcome strategy for the growth of our city...some people will be very busy over the holidays!
Comment on: Art should be for everyone
We have many green spaces in tower hamlets begging for this peice as a focus. One in particular i favour is the green space beside christchurch known formerly as the grave yard here europes finest baroque masterpiece by hawksmoor could be complimented by one of henry moores finest works.