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Bolles + Wilson's New Luxor Theatre scheme in Rotterdam made Wilson aware of the differences between Holland and Germany. It was called 'high- tech' although initially clad in wood, because he drew it in the punctilious German manner; 'functional' because 'we worked out every space', and even 'conservative'. An old man at a public meeting said: 'This is not exciting enough for our city.' Said Wilson: 'In Germany we are known as radical loonies.'

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