This is truly awful news for a school of Architecture that returned to its roots in 2010. I studied at the original school from 1989 to 1996 and I spent time part time tutoring in 2016 as well as putting together a slide show of my work to date.
This is a blow to a city that should have a school of architecture due to its geographical position and population size and the history of architectural teaching I hope will come back.
I hope a better story unfolds.
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Comment on: Foster and Make win planning for Croydon schemes
Great to know that two vital long fought out planning applications have been approved for Croydon. However, both schemes have created a 'canyon' with the East Croydon railway station in the centre which desperately needs to be re-developed to cope with the increased commuter etc. traffic. Despite the proposed link bridge to the far end of the station creating a vital link to the centre, this is another case of the public realm being largely ignored with the onus on private developments with the usual 'landgrab' mentality that seems to be destroying not complementing our towns and cities- thus creating piecemeal masterplans. This would not happen in mainland Europe as they would tie in the infrastructure more competently.
.....hopefully not another white elephant (pardon the pun)....
Please ensure that the replacement is not as dreadful as the present creation; as long as it isn't as visually stressful as the gigantic Strata 'Phillishave' Tower....