I am writing to express my disappointment at the finalists shortlisted in the Kielder Observatory Competition (AJ 27.10.05).
What a waste of 19 different countries' resources. Being from Northumberland, I had hoped for something a little more creative.
What is the point of tendering out such a small project?
Believe it or not, the North East has some very talented and creative architects/designers. Why turn to the rest of Europe to produce some average designs, that will almost certainly exceed the £125,000 budget?
Kielder is a fantastic place but the landscape will now be blighted with a piece of hard, aggressive irrelevant architecture.
K Pickering, Northumberland