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A cynical and depressingly regressive article, followed by the refreshing opposite of reality and possibility (thanks Piers). It's absolutely true that the last thing we need is to focus on more 'iconic' buildings - in a city where a glut of money has bought the architectural equivalent of the mid-life crisis red convertible. Those huge schemes could be justifiable winners based on architectural technical design (arguably not so difficult with open coffers), as the smaller schemes equally can, but these have the added value that they have utilised design and critical thinking to address the reality we currently live in, as opposed to regressing our society with schemes such as T5. Since when did architecture become unrelated to people, society and life?

Posted date

12 February, 2020

Posted time

10:15 am