Can see why Chip lost but the Herzog thing looks like a child’s drawing of a boat
S+W yes for sure. But Asif Kahn... oh dear
Hopefully no input...
Tragically weak designs
Suggest the ‘rising stars’ read a Bauhaus book...
Love from T. Ubular Shteel
Sadiq Kant put a sentence together let alone understand design...
please don't speak on our behalf
Unions are a disaster.
if you're only working 40 hours you're shirking...
also, some of us LOVE working as architecture isn't really work... go on site and watch people grafting compared to coffees at the breakout space...
so bored of the opener "given the climate emergency...."
thank you all 3 comments above
enough bunk about climate emergency... climate change yes, but not emergency.
ps heard a great comedian last week talking about sea level rises
he said "so, can't we walk a little bit uphill... ?"
ps venice is sinking... it was built on wooden piles.
Greta owns two labradors. Are they vegan?
it is oil that has a major contribution in allowing many of you to post comments against its extraction....! Doh...
show me your buildings without concrete foundations before virtue signalling...
Actually Boris is the result the country voted for...!!! And a result many architects support so please refrain from blanket statements about the architectural profession based on biased polling....
The alternative was a terrifying thought but now quashed...and for a long time to come.
Lots of meaningless rhetoric in this article. So what exactly are you trying to do? Reduce CO2?.... read professor Lindzen, atmospheric scientist before panicking !!
Montreal olympics Safdie
More ping-pong? Even more pong than ping I'd say
No Joanna Lumley or Heatherwick on the list - are they deemed innocent?
No matter how many redesigns are made, the basic problem has not been addressed - the message clearly has not been received or is being deliberately ignored: why is a valuable public open space of limited size being allowed to be seized for development? A holocaust memorial is certainly a worthy cause, but the location is entirely wrong.
Scoundrels responsible for profligate squandering of over £40m of public money fail to appear to explain why - what a surprise!
It is scandalous that over £50m of public money has been allowed to go to waste on profligate spending by a so-called 'charity' on a fantasy project with no realistic chance of success and with no accountability or apparent means of recovery of the lost funds. Shame on all involved.
A well-intentioned memorial and an interesting design, but unfortunately totally unsuited for the site location (like the Garden Bridge and the London Centre for Music on the London Museum Barbican site). Whatever happened to the principle of 'belonging to the landscape' instead of these aggressive overdevelopment intrusions into precious spaces?
Scandalous, profligate squandering of public money!
Adjaye's proposal is a rude, disrespectful and unnecessarily large intrusion into a valuable and welcome, though small, green lung lining the River Thames. A more discreet, simpler, sensitive and therefore appreciated proposal would perhaps have been more suitable , and representative of the sensitive nature of the Jewish people. Rethink, please!
Nice visuals/presentation but there appears to be nothing ground-breaking in the disappointing design, which is clearly derived from Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall, Cardiff's St Davids Hall, among others. The overriding impression is how 'squeezed' it all is, confirming first impressions that this site is really not big enough. The one merit of the Barbican Hall (the least favourite of my British Concert Halls) is the sense of space and the excellent external public spaces (once you have managed to find them in the labyrinthine approaches). This proposal is sadly lacking in many aspects
Yet another main entrance hall reVAmp for the VA? Only just reopened the reVAmped cast halls again!
oh boy, that's even uglier than before.
Not so much of a tulip, more of a cotton bud.
Who is this Alan Dunlop?
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No surprises here then. No mention of when the through service is now likely to be completed, avoiding changes at Paddington etc (previously advertised as 2019). No mention of no toilet provision on the trains (which the existing ones west of Paddington have) - passengers will just have to hold on even tighter for even longer!
I sympathise with this case, but this sort of attitude is not exclusive to women following maternity leave. I resigned from a large multi-disciplinary design consultancy practice recently after more than fifteen years with the company. I had negotiated working on a part-time basis as I became more 'senior', but was given poor performance ratings for my final two years without any reason nor any opportunity for discussion until afterwards. I was also regularly asked about my plans for 'retirement'. Despite formal grievance proceedings and an appeal, no satisfactory action was taken to resolve this appalling treatment. Fortunately I am now thoroughly enjoying my enforced 'retirement', but I would have liked to have continued my valuable contribution to the architectural profession for longer. I am sure there must be others who have found themselves in a similar position. It is a very poor reflection of the integrity of the architectural profession.
This is a no-brainer - the trustees and their backers should be filling the black hole that is the garden bridge debacle, not the taxpayers!
So, two questions remain - is anyone ever likely to be held accountable for the squandering of nearly £50m of public money? and what actually happened to all the private funds which had supposedly been raised?
Of course the 'Mac' should be saved, however much 'reconstruction' is required. It is irreplaceable - no replacement/substitution however well designed can possibly justify its removal. If Dresden's monuments including the Frauenkirche, and Warsaw's likewise, can be reconstructed then Glasgow's iconic Art School must similarly rise again from the ashes like the proverbial phoenix.
What happened to the £135M raised? Why can't it be used (raided?) to repay the poor innocent taxpayer?
Mayor Khan's decision to veto the project was a belated favour to the public, to stop Boris Johnson's big black hole from getting any bigger. The Garden Bridge Trust was clearly anything but trustworthy to deal with public funds, It is high time it was brought to account, and Boris's bluffoonery called.
I'm looking forward to seeing how a 1:1 model of an enormous tower has been squeezed into a 6.25sq m space!
Don't like the sound of the word 'subsequently' in describing the new replacement arts centre. How long will the centre not be available between closing down and re-opening? Have planning conditions not been iimposed to ensure continuity of function? Also very sad that it will lose its river frontage, which is one of its major attractions, although its original design did not make the most of it. Also disappointed at more loss of public river frontage amenity/views blocked by 9-storey apartment blocks (as has been allowed at Kew Bridge just a little further down river. However I hope and trust the River Thames Walk path will remain?
Sad to hear of Gavin's death, he and I are of the same age - I had the privilege of working closely with Dick Gilbert Scott on the London Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre Project back in the late 1980s during which Gavin lent his passionate support at the Public Enquiry - he was a true gent and I have much admired his contributions to the Gilbert Scott and Greek Thompson bibliography. I hadn't realised I also shared his love of Plecnik (ref Griffiths above), who I came to appreciate during 5 years in Prague, where his work on Prague Castle is delightful. He will be much missed.
Shame that it has been squeezed in to a space clearly not quite big enough for it, or alternatively it has been designed too big for the space available. The close proximity to the Victorian gothic 'mini Albert Memorial' is unfortunate - couldn't this have been handled more sensitively?
Not much shrinkage evident on these latest images!
Good to see the original building with is correctly spelled title. The illustrations of the new proposals are clearly 'out for the count'
If these images represent the best that can be done - then wisest would be to leave it as a ruin. I understood that some of the house was to be restored - why not follow the superb example of Uppark?
So, finally the Garden Bridge's big bluff has been called - way too late! Where exactly have all the funds claimed to have been raised evaporated to? What hope is there that some of it may be clawed back to pay back the poor taxpayers who have had no say in their contribution? Daylight robbery!
What never seems to have been made clear is what has happened to the £7OM that the garden Bridge Trust has confirmed has been raised? Where has it gone, in addition to the £60M taxpayers money donated? Who has been auditing this scandalous waste?
still no arch??