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Rogers' ramp changes duck aesthetic issues

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You reported that the Richard Rogers Partnership has 'controversially' reworked its design for the Welsh Assembly following criticism by disabled groups (AJ 2.11.00).

An examination of the 'before' image shows, starting at the water's edge, three flights of steps creased by diagonal ramps, a broad level promenade and then, to gain access to the building itself, a veritable ziggurat of steps crossed by more diagonal ramps, all in the generally accepted 'hard landscape accessible to all' manner.

The 'after' image reveals a shocking transformation indeed - a clumsy timber ramp along the water's edge, a broad level promenade and then, to gain access to the building itself. . . exactly the same ziggurat of steps crossed by diagonal ramps.Net result - a good design loused up in the interests of 'access for all', while not working to actually improve access at all, unless the disabled of Wales are more interested in feeding ducks than scrutinising their elected representatives.

Gareth Hughes, Gareth Hughes Architects, Norwich

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