Robert Wakeham's Comments
Reminds me both of a Victorian tram shed in Knightswood, Glasgow, and of one of those 'asylums' of old, tucked away in various corners of Scotland - except that the tram shed and asylums are architecture, and have substance, whereas this isn't, and doesn't.
Reproduction architecture has it's place - like reproduction furniture - but how on earth do you apply 'traditionalism' to Olympic venues? All I can think of is giant Roman amphitheatres, and I wonder if this is what TAG would like to see, or is it just that the athletes' village should be another Poundbury?
Don't I recollect previous proposals (for Maplin Sands, I think) being criticised for ignoring the greater risk of fog causing flight delays in the Thames estuary area, compared with Heathrow? - or have technological advances rendered this no longer a problem?
When the City Council held a referendum to ascertain the views of the people of Aberdeen, there was a majority vote in favour of retaining the gardens, so the council has apparently chosen to ignore this result. Such is democracy, in Aberdeen.