Alan Dunlop's Comments
Is there a site plan and plan(s)?
Kerr Robertson is an highly experienced architect and well regarded professional. The fact the RIAS acknowledge that the competition was well run is largly due to his input and direction. "whichever design won we would have gone with the public’s view." I don't recall this being made clear, if so why have a jury?
Congratulations SHA, a great project and build quality looks excellent.
Explosive right enough, well done RIAS..........wonder what the major issue was that arose during the judging and left the leader of the council increasingly agitated, the competition a shambles and Glasgow an international laughing stock?
Very nicely done, cleverly planned, good light from a narrow site and spatially very interesting. Congratulations.
Water features aside, Entry 2 seems to better understand the social, political and civic context of the square. That in my view is fundemental and suggest an architect that is very familiar with Glasgow and its history........it is also a fine proposal and that also seems to be reflected in the poll above.
Congratulations, Chris.......I'll look forward to seeing some more beautiful drawings.
Sorry Peter, I've had to read this an number of times to get to the core of your arguement. The global meltdown has brought with it an age of philistinism. At present it’s all about money. At the recent AIA international conference, when the government's chair of education committee said architects had nothing to contribute to the future design of schools, leading members of the profession, including some you have mentioned, listening as the profession was undermined, stayed quiet. I was the only one who challenged that stunted view. As a professor who has taught now in a few countries I am always heartened and delighted by the insight and capability of the young people who continue to study architecture. They are often outstanding, intellectually, creatively and rationally. This capability somehow has to be nurtured and allowed to develop and grow. As long as we have such people interested in becoming architects then the profession has a positive future.
The most remarkable, gifted and visionary architect artist of my generation. Astonishing work. Looking at his drawings was a humbling experience.
Perhaps more realisable and believable would be a better description, David. Less ambitious perhaps but better suited to the topography of the gardens and the climate of Aberdeen, particularly in winter when the wind whips in from the North Sea?