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Chipperfield leads calls for Mac to be rebuilt

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The original Mac Building was a fantastic solution for a very low price, at a time when almost all public' buildings were over-decorated wedding cakes. The reason the Mac Building is so loved by Artists and Architects -especially those who studied within its myriad spaces- was that it was an excellent functioning building. The reason the rest of the city and the country loved the building was because of their pride in the Architect himself and what he achieved despite lack of recognition from the people who should have been commissioning him. I would hazard a guess and say that a new competition for the site, would produce nothing as conclusively triumphant as CRM's design. Were we to submit a scheme ourselves, it would be a stone for stone rebuild, with credit and copyrights acknowledged. The Holl Building opposite -which one an international shortlist competition- I do not believe is a success .......

Posted date

6 July, 2018

Posted time

2:08 pm

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