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Reaction to Hadid's Stirling Prize win: 'There was a collective groan'


Strange responses, for a structures interested Geologist I found the whole experience better this year than most years, but then as Will said some decades ago maybe the flow of water down the channels created has made the old guard either tired, or coated in something that needs renovation? Much of my Wales site and Scotland is coated in summer drought things needing renewal of the rock, so that we envisaged in 1974 is now all Biology and I know that sensation myself, so did Ezekial and Job, scraping about the place for ideas, good to see some planning and architecture in operation. As I noted to Kevin it may depend on speeches after dinner, or before dinner, the latter allows a captive audience which is that we did to students, speeches that are short (EG Bowen, or The Rector before Sunday Lunch for ladies with burning chickens), the former tends to be satiating alike John and the description of the marriage at Cana in Galilee, anyway we seem to have the best until last as I noted once to Ann trying to ram mathematics into an acceptable hydrology and I start to defer to young talent alike JLo, I am getting too old for the Conservative revival again, they did that last time and we need ambassadors in touch with people's homes and life works. Mind you the structures are much the same and the Ergonomic rules the day, so we end up back with Frank Lloyd Wright and pianos in studios, Central American or New York transposed, desert or particulate delivered, pre-built Graham 1971 or the lost causes of student revolt, we are some way behind some good designers and at least that showed in the RIBA Stirling, potential. Mike Stagg Hydrology soils Geology

Posted date

3 October, 2011

Posted time

10:41 am