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.