'I mean, the size of Wales and Scotland - they are not that big . . .The whole issue is unutterably, tiresomely academic.' Piers Gough on his 'British' architecture TV series being full of English buildings. Evening Standard, 29.8.00
'Insensitivity to the fate of the British landscape could only come from those who never visit it. Ministers treat Britain as a place fit only for plebs and property developers.' Simon Jenkins.Times,30.8.00
'I want this to be one of the most famous buildings in the world. People must know about it in Rio, in Calcutta, in Beijing - otherwise it will have failed.' Tim Smit on the Eden Project. Independent, 2.9.00
'I would like to believe that her work is not just the product of a selfregarding avant garde . . . but will show how strange beauty has its own ethical purpose.' Alan Powers on Zaha Hadid.Spectator,2.9.00
'I think we've all been rather chastened by the Dome. For something to be good you have to have something good in the middle of it.' Joanna Lumley.Southbank, September 2000'