Comment on: Competition: City of London School
Got slightly excited at the prospect this was going to get knocked down. One of the ugliest buildings on the Thames that offers very little anyone looking at it and in such a prominent location.
Awful and poorly thought out. Another case of a city being ruined by developers/council only interested in making profit at a cost to the identity the local area.
What's interesting about London is the mix of architecture, the streets that show the pattern of time and spaces that foster varying businesses and uses. The site for this development is so large you could fit the 700 homes on the huge amount of currently empty parts of the plot. It seems a huge shame sweeping away a whole block which has interesting, historic and varied buildings to fill with nice but repetitive blocks all in similar styles. Variation and sense of human presence is lost.
London developers and councils seem to develop away what makes cities interesting. It would be much more refreshing and relevant to see some of these big schemes seeing how they can work with elements on existing sites.
The quality of all new architecture in Liverpool needs to be reviewed. Some shockingly poor developments going in and it there doesn't seem to be any thought of planning behind any of it.
Another development that goes to show the totally banal and uninspired attitude there is to architecture in the UK. Our cities need better architecture.