Comment on: Awards should be about excellence, not messages
I agree with the sentiment that awards should be about excellence but I happen to think Goldsmith Street was excellent so I am delighted it won the Stirling Prize although the question being raised about if a private developer had built it is more than valid.
There was annoyance at the 2018 winner of the Stirling Prize because of the buildings budget but again it was in my eyes excellent and a worthy winner.
Politics should be kept out of awards they should be judged on merit only but they will always spark debate as people could make excellent cases for numerous projects to win awards when they don't even get shortlisted.
This is absolutely abhorrent, 72 people lost their lives and if criminally negligent behaviour is the reason then those responsible deserve the harshest possible punishment.
The sledgehammer to crack a nut approach is back
Well if people have enough money to buy a flat in Neo Bankside they have enough money to pursue legal action with no legal basis. I am sure its good for the circular economy or something.
Fine ideas Paul and I am sure the vast majority of architects will be doing exactly that and getting on with it. A few will engage in futile shouting and gesturing which they will one day learn doesn't work.